Premier Brian Pallister unveils draft of Phase 3 reopening plan

By | June 11, 2020

Gathering sizes could increase to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors in Phase 3 of Manitoba’s COVID-19 reopening, tentatively planned for June 21.

Allowing visitors to Manitoba from Western Canada and northern Ontario to avoid the 14-day self-isolation requirement is also proposed for the next phase, Premier Brian Pallister said at a news conference on Thursday morning.

The proposed plan also allows daycares to resume operating at regular capacity, and day camps to increase capacity to 50.

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister will unveil a draft plan for Phase 3 of Manitoba’s reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday morning.

The 11 a.m. news conference will be live streamed here.

Phase 3 of the plan to allow businesses and other services to resume operations, after a pandemic-related government-ordered shutdown that started in March, is expected to start no sooner than June 21. 

Manitoba started Phase 2 of its reopening on June 1, allowing most businesses that were forced to close their doors because of the coronavirus to reopen, including restaurants, gyms and seniors centres.

There have been 300 cases of COVID-19 reported in Manitoba, with no one in hospital and eight active cases on Wednesday, which was the fifth straight day with no new cases in the province. Seven people have died.

Provincial health officials will release new information about the pandemic at a news conference at 1 p.m. Thursday.

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