B.C. First Nations weigh reopening after keeping COVID-19 numbers low – APTN News

Jul 02, 2020

Nuxalk Nation, Haida Gwaii and Heiltsuk Nation to keep up travel restrictions, check-points

According to the First Nations Health Authority, First Nation communities in B.C. have fared better than the rest of the population in dealing with the challenge of COVID-19.

In the past six months, there have been 5,500 COVID-19 tests of First Nation individuals with 87 confirmed cases in the province.

Community leaders are credited with success for taking strong actions during the pandemic and are carefully weighing whether or not to reopen.

In various communities, they have implemented travel bans, curfews and mandatory self-isolation for members returning home.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/b-c-first-nations-weigh-reopening-after-keeping-covid-19-numbers-low/

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