Covid-19 Daily News Digest – March 21, 2020
- UNAIDS calls for a human rights approach to the COVID-19 outbreak that puts communities at the centre. “Successful responses to global epidemics are always grounded in a respect for human rights and community leadership,” said Winnie Byanyima, UNAIDS Executive Director. “Countries that have made the biggest inroads in reducing the impact of HIV have done so by adopting approaches that empower communities to screen, test and seek treatment if necessary and to protect themselves and others from acquiring the virus.” https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2020/march/20200320_human-rights-approach-covid-19
- Deh Gáh Got’îê First Nation chief recommends community checkpoint. “Right now our community is just too wide-open,” Bonnetrouge said. “It’s just too much coming and going.”
The First Nation would still welcome grocery delivery trucks coming from Alberta and the territory’s South Slave region. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/deh-g%C3%A1h-got-%C3%AE%C3%AA-checkpoint-covid19-1.5505174?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar&fbclid=IwAR1KRngaxdSGQKJV4yydl9aUdt15CnFeT_CwZfglRqYa68RWL7XDBX1QFYU
- NWT confirms first case of Covid-19, hours before closing border. “They returned home to Yellowknife and self-isolated as recommended, along with their household, after developing mild symptoms three days after their return,” a news release from the NWT’s chief public health officer stated.
People who had close contact with the person are being contacted and told to self-isolate immediately while public health workers assess the case and make further recommendations. https://cabinradio.ca/32648/news/health/coronavirus/nwt-confirms-first-case-of-covid-19-hours-before-closing-border/?fbclid=IwAR1LzOFjJmBqv5An7Y_mkgb2ef1uXWCWSD2l31A41Ih1Qn8kX-DP_XeNHYs