Philpott says NAN communities prepared but will be tested as virus confirmed in Sioux Lookout – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 202087 Views

April 2, 2020

Dr. Jane Philpott has returned to the hospital where she worked for 17 years before getting into politics helping out during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philpott is also assisting First Nations in northern Ontario as part of a “task team” organized by Nishnawbe Aski Nation in response to the pandemic.

“So far they are no confirmed cases, or suspected cases in NAN territory. They’ve been, as I said, very proactive,” said Philpott on Nation to Nation Thursday.

She said many communities were quick to restrict access and curtail large gatherings. Some of the 49 NAN communities flights have been limited and non-members are asked to stay away unless they provide an essential service.

But the virus is getting close.

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