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The Latest: Oglala tribe restricts travel on reservation

April 08, 2020 - 7:41 AM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in South Dakota (all times local):

9:40 a.m.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe says it has instituted a 72-hour lockdown on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota shortly after a school employee tested positive for the coronavirus.

It was the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the reservation.

The tribe is only allowing travel for essential jobs, medical appointments and emergency grocery runs. The tribe threatened that people will be fined if they are found to be travelling for non-essential reasons.

They are also monitoring the borders of the reservation.

The 72-hour lockdown is that began Tuesday night is scheduled to be lifted at 6 p.m. on Friday.

News from © The Associated Press, 2020
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