Military heading to northern Manitoba First Nation to help with COVID-19 outbreak – CTV News

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Military heading to northern Manitoba First Nation to help with COVID-19 outbreak – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202121 Views

WINNIPEG — The federal government will soon be sending members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to help a northern Manitoba First Nations community deal with a COVID-19 outbreak.

On Tuesday afternoon, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced on Twitter that the Canadian Armed Forces would be on the ground to provide assistance to Garden Hill First Nation as they deal with a COVID-19 outbreak that is growing in the community.

Chief Dino Flett of Garden Hill First Nation said since Jan. 9, there have been 307 positive COVID-19 tests among community members.

“Everybody is concerned about the growing numbers and the climbing numbers of the positives and close contacts,” Flett said on Tuesday.

Read More: https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/military-heading-to-northern-manitoba-first-nation-to-help-with-covid-19-outbreak-1.5273632

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