Ottawa sending more help to N.W.T. to deal with COVID-19 surge – CBC

Ottawa sending more help to N.W.T. to deal with COVID-19 surge – CBC

by tmnationtalk on October 19, 202128 Views

Support includes 10 specialists from Canadian Red Cross

Oct 19, 2021

The federal government is sending more help to the Northwest Territories to deal with a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says Ottawa has approved a request from the territory to provide “surge capacity support” for infection prevention and control, contact tracing and testing.

The support — 10 specialists from the Canadian Red Cross — will be effective until Nov. 14, with the possibility of a two-week extension.

That’s on top of previous help provided through the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada for infection control and contact tracing.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/covid-aid-nwt-surge-1.6216242

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