Ketchikan, Fairbanks latest boroughs to pick up new COVID-19 cases

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Two more cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in Alaska, according to Chief Medical Officer Anne Zink.

    The two cases are in Ketchikan and Fairbanks, bringing the total number of cases in Alaska to 14.

    The case in Ketchikan is travel-related, while the case in Fairbanks is still under investigation.

    Beginning Saturday, businesses in either borough that feature close physical contact such as nail salons, tattooists, barbers, masseuses, and others will be shuttered.

    Additionally, public and private schools in the state are now closed through May 1.

    A state health alert is asking Alaskans to cease in-state and out-of-state non-essential travel as well.

     

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