New health orders come into effect Friday: Manitoba health officials

By | April 16, 2020

WINNIPEG — Health officials announced four new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Thursday, as well as a new set of health orders restricting travel, business and information on camping.

Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, announced the new cases saying this brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba to 250. There are 124 active cases.

Eight people have been hospitalized due to the virus; four of them are in intensive care.

There have been 449 tests performed at Cadham Provincial Laboratory on Wednesday, bringing the total number of tests completed in Manitoba to 18,349.

UPDATED HEALTH ORDERS IN MANITOBA

Roussin said updated public health orders will be coming into effect on Friday and will remain in place until May 1.

Under these updated orders, anyone entering Manitoba whether from a different country or province, must self-isolate for 14 days.

Travel to northern Manitoba, which means north of the 53rd parallel of latitude, has been prohibited with the following exceptions:

-people who live in northern and remote communities may continue to move within the north;

-delivery of goods and services may continue;

-people who travel to the north for employment, medical treatment or to facilitate child-custody agreements

The orders for continue to restrict gatherings over 10 people at any indoor or outdoor premises.

 -This is a developing story, more details to come.

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