The Manitoba government has launched a free online counselling program to help people struggling with anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The province has partnered with Morneau Shepell to create a digital therapy program that will available through the government’s online COVID-19 portal.
The resource is expected to be available in two weeks.
More to come.
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Health Minister Cameron Friesen will provide an update on the province’s COVID-19 measures at 10 a.m.
That will be followed by the regular daily briefing on the coronavirus with chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin and Manitoba Shared Health chief nursing officer Lanette Siragusa.
CBC News will live stream both news conferences here starting at 10 a.m. CT.
As of Thursday, there were 36 cases of COVID-19 that had been identified in Manitoba.
More than 4,000 cases have been confirmed across Canada, while over half a million have been confirmed around the globe.
On Thursday, public health officials announced the province is expanding the criteria for testing to include symptomatic health-care workers and people who live or work in remote communities or group settings, like correctional facilities, shelters, long-term care or residential facilities and remote work camps.
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