Saskatchewan First Nation announces first case of coronavirus –

April 3, 2020

Indigenous communities across Saskatchewan are putting measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

It comes as the Indigenous services minister announced there have been 15 reported cases of the novel coronavirus in those communities as of April 2.

The minister wouldn’t clarify where the 15 were, but Onion Lake Cree Nation (OLCN), north of Lloydminister, confirmed its first case.

“Pandemic committee has been dispatched and will start the tracing process to ensure containment is done effectively and efficiently. Please continue to follow all precautionary measures at your home and keep social distancing a high priority,” the statement read.

OLCN said it is also in the process of applying to the Saskatchewan Health Authority to set up a drive-through testing site.

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