Another First Nation in Manitoba suspects COVID-19 variant case

Another First Nation in Manitoba suspects COVID-19 variant case
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WINNIPEG —
As one remote and isolated First Nation in Manitoba awaits confirmation of seven possible COVID-19 variant cases, another suspects a variant case may be in its community as well.

Over the weekend CTV News learned Pauingassi First Nation may have seven possible cases of the B117 variant which was first found in the United Kingdom.

The cases have yet to be confirmed through genetic sequencing at the national microbiology lab in Winnipeg.

Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) said Monday as soon as he knows an announcement will be made.

But now another community – the Pimicikamak Cree Nation – has concerns over the COVID-19 variant.

Chief David Monias said his community near Cross Lake has already been through two…



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