COVID-19 roundup: phase 2 of Alaska’s economic recovery plan; hunting season starts in Siberia

This photo from KTVF-TV shows a diner ordering lunch at the Airport Way Family Restaurant in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Friday, April 24, 2020. (Sara Tewksbury/KTVF-TV/AP)
Gatherings of up to 50 people and permitting restaurant walk-ins are some of the measures that will be allowed as of Friday, as Alaska implements phase two of its plan to restart the economy.

The governor of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), a region of northeastern Russia, has allowed hunting season to start as usual this month, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no non-Yakutians are allowed to participate. 

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has ordered that the government work remotely until at least the end of the week after two ministers were… Continue reading this Arctic roundup in our interactive map. (Mobile version available here)

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