Province confirms another case of COVID-19 in Manitoba, brings total to 18

By | March 21, 2020

WINNIPEG — The province has confirmed the 18th case of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Saturday.

Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief provincial public health officer, said this case is a woman in her 50s who lives in Winnipeg. The public health investigation shows it’s is related to travel.

Anyone looking for information on flights where a person, with a lab-confirmed case of the virus, had symptoms while on the plane, can do so online. 

Manitoba health officials are reminding the public the following orders are still in effect:

  • Public gatherings needs to be limited to 50 people or less;
  • Retailers have to make sure a separation of two metres between customers;
  • Hospitality premises, such as restaurants and theatres, need to limit group numbers to 50 people or less or 50 per cent of capacity (whichever is less);
  • Bingo and gaming centres, as well as gyms and fitness centres need to close immediately.

The province notes these public health orders apply to public places, not workplaces, but workplaces should still follow social distancing practices, including minimizing prolonged contact, disinfecting areas, and avoiding greetings that involve touching.

On Friday, Premier Brian Pallister announced a state of emergency in the province, which will be in effect for 30 days,

This is a breaking news story, more details to come.

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