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Manitoba First Nations on high alert following COVID-19 cases – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202023 Views

September 15, 2020

Two neighbouring Manitoba First Nations communities in the Interlake are making safety their top priority, after reporting three COVID-19 cases on Friday.

Fisher River Cree Nation reported a COVID-19 case on Friday, which was the first known case of the virus on a Manitoba First Nation.

On Friday afternoon, two more cases were reported at nearby Peguis First Nation.

“Regrettably, we know it was not ‘if’ but ‘when’,” Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs grand chief Arlen Dumas told Global News. “And unfortunately, ‘when’ is here — it’s upon us now.”

Dumas also says the communities are taking all the necessary precautions, and are handling the situation as best they can.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7334566/manitoba-first-nations-coronavirus-cases/

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