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COVID-19 cases in Gull Bay First Nation are resolved; chief apprehensive about reopening of Lac des Iles mine – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202070 Views

Gull Bay First Nation has not reported any new COVID-19 cases in the last three weeks

May 25, 2020

An outbreak of COVID-19 within Gull Bay First Nation in northwestern Ontario has been resolved, but the community continues to remain “diligent” as threats of virus continue to linger.

Gull Bay First Nation first reported six cases of COVID-19 in April, and eventually reported a total of eight cases among the community of about 300 people.

“We’re crossing our fingers, we’re hoping that we’ve got a handle on the situation, but again you know, this disease it’ll be coming in waves…so we’re sort of making sure that we’re being diligent about our activities in the community,” said Wilfred King, chief of Gull Bay First Nation, in an interview with CBC News.

King said heading into the summer, any kind of activities and large events have been cancelled within the community, but essential services are still operating, including a COVID-19 testing facility.

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