Lifting COVID-19 restrictions could bring fourth wave: Indigenous Services minister – The Star

Aug. 4, 2021

WINNIPEG – Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says he is concerned provinces that are lifting COVID-19 restrictions could lead to a Delta-driven fourth wave among Indigenous people.

Miller says many areas of the country opened too quickly last year during the second wave and it was “dangerous and devastating to many Indigenous communities.”

“It’s of great concern to me,” Miller said Tuesday in an interview with The Canadian Press.

Prairie provinces, where there are high populations of Indigenous people, are moving away from most of their COVID-19 restrictions.

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