Jukasa News Update – Friday, April 24, 2020
There are two new cases of COVID-19 on Six Nations bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the community to 11.
Six Nations Public Health says they are now speaking to people who may have been in contact with the persons.
A convenience store in Ohsweken has closed to the public temporarily after one of their employees had contact with a presumed case of COVID-19. The store issued a statement saying the staff member was not at the store since their potential exposure but that the person presumed to have COVID_19 visited the store to purchase gas on April 20. The store is closing as a precaution.
Mississaugas of the Credit announced their first positive case of COVID-19. The person is said to be self-isolating and public health is tracing contacts.
The community is urging anyone with symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat or dry cough to get tested.
Correctional officers in Ontario now must wear face masks inside provincial jails during the coronavirus pandemic.
The move is a response to outbreaks at the provinces jails where to date 65 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.
In early April, staff at a jail in Monteith refused to work because they were not allowed to wear personal protective equipment after an inmate began showing symptoms of the virus.
A large outbreak at a jail in Brampton led to its temporary closure earlier this week.
The parents of two teen girls who were murdered by Paul Bernardo are seeking to obtain his entire file with the parole board, arguing public interest in the case outweighs the convicted killer and serial rapist’s privacy rights.
The families of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy are also requesting audio and video recordings, as well as any written transcripts, of Bernardo’s failed bid for parole in October 2018.
The two families filed for judicial review this month after their requests for the documents under access to information legislation were denied.
In the filings, their lawyer Tim Danson argues the decision goes against the principle of transparency and could lead to Bernardo being released without supervision.
He also argues denying the families’ requests for the documents breaches their charter right to freedom of expression because it prevents them from fully participating in the parole process and from expressing their opinions on a matter of public interest.
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