Canada sends nurses to northern community hit by COVID-19 – National Post

GULL BAY — Canada has dispatched nurses to a remote northern indigenous community hit hard by the coronavirus to conduct testing and provide healthcare support, the local leader said on Tuesday.

Gull Bay First Nation, where the first nurse sent by the province arrived a week and a half ago and two others are expected in the coming days, has seven confirmed cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

But Chief Wilfred King suspects additional cases will occur in the community of 350 people, 200 km (124 miles) north of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

“We anticipate it will get worse rather than better,” King said.

The nursing team now in Gull Bay, including two already stationed there, is carrying out testing and providing care for those who are ill.

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