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Neskantaga First Nation Reports First Coronavirus Case Amid Tainted Water Crisis


A First Nations community in Northern Ontario that was recently evacuated amid a tainted water crisis has reported its first case of the novel coronavirus, its chief confirmed Friday. In a tweet, Neskantaga Chief Chris Moonias said that he was recently informed of a positive case of COVID-19 involving a contractor working in the community. “We have developed very strict pandemic protocols to allow for contractors to enter the community without the presence of COVID-19,” read Moonias’ statement. A full lockdown of Neskantaga First Nation will now be going forward, with passenger flights grounded until an investigation is conducted.