Manitoba’s chief public well being officer and the province’s well being minister are anticipated to announce new COVID-19 restrictions Friday.
Dr. Brent Roussin and Audrey Gordon have scheduled a press convention for 11:30 a.m. International Information will stream the occasion reside on this story.
Day by day COVID-19 case numbers have been climbing in Manitoba with infections targeting a per-capita foundation within the southern well being area.
At a press convention Wednesday — as he introduced 143 new cases and two deaths linked to COVID-19 — Roussin mentioned Manitobans will quickly face stricter public well being orders, however didn’t say what the brand new orders will appear to be or once they’ll go into place.
Extra restrictions imminent in Manitoba
Manitoba already limits entry to venues corresponding to cinemas, eating places and professional sporting occasions to people who find themselves absolutely vaccinated. Gatherings in personal houses are restricted to members of 1 different family if anybody in attendance is unvaccinated.
Within the southern well being area, aside from a number of bed room communities close to Winnipeg, capability at retail shops is restricted to 50 per cent.
Roussin mentioned Wednesday extra capability limits, extra restrictions on gatherings, and extra venues requiring proof of vaccination are all prospects.
“We’re engaged on what we predict goes to be the best, after which balancing that with the impacts of these restrictions.”
—With information from The Canadian Press
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