Premier Pallister addresses COVID-19 in Manitoba

By | April 3, 2020

Premier Brian Pallister is set to make a new announcement on the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Pallister is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. CT. 

CBC News will live stream the press conference here. 

Pallister last spoke to the media on Wednesday during a press conference with Health Minister Cameron Friesen, when they announced that Manitoba will now let former nurses apply for an expedited temporary registration during the pandemic, in an effort to bolster the province’s health care staff before the COVID-19 situation in Manitoba gets worse. 

That same day, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced community transmission has been detected in Winnipeg for the first time, after public health officials were unable to determine the transmission chain for five cases in the city. 

Officials announced 40 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Thursday, bringing the province’s total to 167.

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