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NAN taking steps to deal with coronavirus outbreak –

From airline screening to mental health preparedness, First Nation communities are trying to keep COVID-19 at bay, while bracing for the worst.

THUNDER BAY – Leadership at Nishnawbe Aski Nation is asking for 30,000 COVID-19 test kits to be sent to Indigenous communities in Ontario’s Far North.

NAN’s COVID-19 is also calling on Indigenous Services Canada to establish multiple emergency field hospitals and provide extra support to ORNGE to ensure they can meet the added demand for their service expected in the North.

In a release issued on Wednesday, NAN outlined a number of measures they are taking to prevent the spread of the disease and requests they are making of appropriate levels of government to ensure the services needed within their communities are met.

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