Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister will speak about COVID-19 measures at a news conference Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Manitoba Legislature.
Earlier in the day, the province announced it is expanding the criteria for who can be tested for COVID-19.
All symptomatic health-care workers and people who live or work in remote communities or group settings — such as correctional facilities, shelters, long-term care or residential facilities, and remote work camps — can now be tested for the virus.
The province will continue to test people who show symptoms and who have travelled outside the province, been in close contact with a confirmed case, or worked with COVID-19 tests in a lab.
Manitoba has 36 reported COVID-19 cases as of Thursday morning. One person with the illness remains in hospital in critical condition.
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