The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is calling for greater transparency on the location of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases.

A second presumptive case has been identified in the North, but location and other details are withheld.

“This information is vital to the health and safety of the people in those areas, both First Nations and non-First Nations” said FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron. “The public deserves to know the locations of these cases so that the public can be more aware and take extra precautions to protect everyone around them. This lack of transparency and secrecy is causing more unnecessary panic and fear.”

For the most part health officials have been releasing location and other details.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Saqib Shahab suggested Thursday that greater transparency could be coming next week.

Cameron also wants the province to open drive-thru testing centers, which he claims will benefit the public.

Premier Scott Moe said that increased testing is expected, but did not elaborate.

As of March 19, there are eight confirmed coronavirus cases, with 12 presumed.  19 of the 20 cases are recovering at home. Over 2550 COVID-19 tests have been performed.