COVID-19 outbreak at Oneida Nation of the Thames grows to 33 circumstances


A COVID-19 outbreak at a First Nation reserve close to London, Ont., has grown to 33 circumstances.

Middlesex-London Well being Unit says an outbreak on the Oneida Lengthy-Time period Care Residence was declared on Jan. 5.

The well being unit’s medical officer of well being says COVID-19 vaccinations got on the reserve’s long-term care dwelling right now.

Dr. Chris Mackie says the well being unit first launched the on-site vaccination at Oneida due to Indigenous communities’ vulnerability to the virus.

Oneida Nation of the Thames has applied a community-wide eight p.m. curfew on Sunday and says the measures will likely be in place for no less than two weeks.

Chief Adrian Chrisjohn says fines of $750 are imposed on anybody internet hosting social gatherings.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Jan. 11, 2021.

This story was produced with the monetary help of the Fb and Canadian Press Information Fellowship.