Coronavirus: 2 Grand Chiefs call for reintroduction of northern Manitoba travel ban –

August 23, 2020

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Garrison Settee and Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas want Manitoba’s top doctor to reinstate the travel ban to northern Manitoba.

Both Grand Chiefs are calling on Dr. Brent Roussin to work with First Nations leadership on the issue as northern Manitoba sees a new COVID-19 case on Sunday.

The new case is among four the health region has seen since the coronavirus pandemic began. The health region hasn’t seen a new case since the beginning of April.

“Access to primary health care is not comparable to our neighbours in the south,” said Settee through a media release.

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