A Hercules military aircraft from the Canadian Armed Forces arrived in Shamattawa First Nation Wednesday afternoon to assist with the community’s COVID-19 outbreak.
Indigenous Services Canada said medics and additional rangers will conduct a full assessment over the next 48 hours to determine what additional resources are required to meet the community’s needs.
“As the emergency at Shamattawa First Nation evolves, we will continue to work closely with the nation and all partners,” the statement from the federal government reads.
Canada’s Department of National Defence said the liaison and reconnaissance team was dispatched from the forces’ base in Shilo, Man. to rapidly assess the situation.
As of Wednesday, 48 people have been removed from the community and sent to Winnipeg to isolate, according to a statement from ISC. The federal government says it’s working…