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B.C.’s top doctor agrees to give more COVID-19 case information to First Nations

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COVID-19 cases to a coalition of First Nations.Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the province will provide the Heiltsuk Nation, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Member Nations and Tsilhqot’in National Government with frequent reports on COVID-19 cases in areas near First Nations communities.A statement from Heiltsuk First Nation said the “agreements’ preamble makes clear that the nations do not view them as providing completely satisfactory disclosure, and they believe systemic change must still occur in B.C.’s health-care system.”The coalition hopes the move will help First Nations make more informed decisions on safety measures.“This hard-fought agreement improves our access to COVID-19 proximate case information in the middle.

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