Six Nations reports first COVID-19 death on southwestern Ontario reserve

A First Nation in southwestern Ontario says one of its members has died of COVID-19.

Six Nations of the Grand River’s elected chief, Mark Hill, says the community is grieving the death.

The First Nation says there are eight coronavirus cases on the reserve.

It had its first confirmed case two weeks ago.

Six Nations declared an emergency on March 13 and has set up checkpoints to restrict access to the territory.

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Hill says the community must increase its efforts to slow the spread of the disease and to stay home.

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