NDP MPPs demand action as COVID seeps into First Nations communities – Tbnewswatch.com

Webequie, Poplar Hill, Lac Seul and Pikangikum among the Indigenous communities reporting cases.

THUNDER BAY – A Northwestern Ontario MPP says COVID-19 has broken through the lines of defence put up to keep it out of First Nations communities and he’s demanding the province take action to reverse course.

Sol Mamakwa, who represents the NDP in Kiiwetinoong, said the wall must be rebuilt after three new cases were reported on Thursday in Webequie First Nation, along with two in Pikangikum First Nation, one in Lac Seul First Nation and one more in Poplar Hill First Nation.

Additionally, an external worker who recently left Nibinamik First Nation also tested positive for COVID-19. The cases were announced on Thursday by the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority.

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