Coronavirus: Canada ‘must do everything we can’ to protect Indigenous communities from COVID-19, official says

Dr. Evan Adams, deputy chief medical officer at Indigenous Services Canada, said on Wednesday that 50 per cent of First Nations communities in the country have experienced a COVID-19 outbreak, and that there have been 55 on-reserve fatalities. “We must do everything we can to protect Indigenous communities, particularly our elders, from COVID-19,” he said.