B.C. First Nations calling for more transparency in reporting COVID-19 cases – CHEK

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B.C. First Nations calling for more transparency in reporting COVID-19 cases – CHEK

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202027 Views

September 15th, 2020

First Nations leaders in B.C. say they’re doing all they can do to protect their people from the COVID-19 virus, but with cases on the rise and a possible second wave coming this fall, 21 First Nations are now calling on the province to share more specific information on where confirmed and presumptive cases are located.

“All we hear is there are 10 new cases or four new cases on the island, we don’t know if it’s in our backyards, we don’t know where those are,” said Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council President Judith Sayers.

“And it’s really hard to plan and it’s really hard to prevent if you don’t have that information.”

The coalition of 14 Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council First Nations on Vancouver Island, representing 10,000 people, along with the Heiltsuk Nation and Tsilhqot’in National Government on the mainland are applying to the B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner for an order to disclose proximate case information.

Read More: https://www.cheknews.ca/fn-governments-calling-for-more-transparency-in-reporting-covid-19-cases-701328/

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