Organizations mobilizing to counter COVID-19 outbreak among Montreal’s Indigenous homeless population – CTV News

January 7, 2021

MONTREAL — Support organizations in Montreal are mobilizing to respond to a major outbreak of COVID-19 that they have seen among Indigenous people experiencing homelessness.

About 80 per cent of the people who have been screened have witnessed a positive novel coronavirus diagnosis, according to a joint statement released Thursday by organizations working with homeless populations.

Among the solutions put in place, the former Royal Victoria Hospital has been transformed into a red zone centre that can accommodate 61 people and offer alcohol consumption management.

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