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Manitoba sees its largest 1-day jump in COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 35

By | March 25, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba surged on Wednesday, when health officials announced 14 new cases of the virus. That news brought the province’s total of probable and confirmed cases to 35, up from 21 a day earlier. The update marks the biggest jump in COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began. The previous high was on March 17, when… Read More »

Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain pulls plug on temporary homeless shelter during COVID-19 pandemic

By | March 25, 2020

A Winnipeg venue that was set to offer shelter to homeless people during the COVID-19 emergency has changed its plans after it says its security staff was threatened.  The Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain had teamed up with St. Boniface Street Links to open an emergency shelter to house vulnerable people living east of downtown during the COVID-19 pandemic. It… Read More »

Home care workers worry about shortage of protective gear

By | March 25, 2020

Some Manitoba home care workers are raising concerns that they don’t have enough protective equipment when they are entering clients’ homes to deliver care, according to their union. Shannon McAteer, health care co-ordinator for the Canadian Union of Public Employees Manitoba, which represents about 6,500 home care workers, says she’s heard a lot of concerns. “They’re a big… Read More »

PM Trudeau addresses nation on COVID-19 at 10:15 a.m. CT

By | March 25, 2020

The latest: Lawmakers in both Canada and the United States are closer to getting money flowing to people affected by the economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Canada, Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez tweeted early Wednesday morning that the House had adopted the COVID-19 emergency support, which has $82 billion in aid to families and businesses impacted by the… Read More »

14 news cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba

By | March 25, 2020

There are 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said at a news conference Wednesday. That brings the new total to 35 cases of the coronavirus in the province. One Winnipeg woman in her 60s is in critical condition in the intensive care unit, Roussin said. More to come. View… Read More »

14 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba

By | March 25, 2020

There are 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said at a news conference Wednesday. That brings the total to 35 cases of the coronavirus in the province. One Winnipeg woman in her 60s is in critical condition in the intensive care unit, Roussin said. Roussin is aware of one case… Read More »

Businesses urged to offer products, manufacturing skills to boost medical supplies

By | March 25, 2020

The province wants local businesses to help provide products and supplies that are being used more often because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen said Wednesday at a news conference. Friesen said he’s unaware of anything in particular being in “quite low” supply and emphasized that Wednesday’s announcement is to make sure nothing runs out. “This is… Read More »

Grinding teeth and muscle tension: As COVID-19 tension mounts, watch for physical signs of stress

By | March 25, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba health-care workers say people may notice an increase in the physical symptoms of stress. “Extreme and prolonged stress can have a lot of different effects on the body,” said Tricia Weidenbacher, the executive director of the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba.  The pandemic is “weighing on people’s minds and now it’s… Read More »

Grinding teeth and muscle tension: As COVID-19 stress mounts, watch for physical signs

By | March 25, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba health-care workers say people may notice an increase in the physical symptoms of stress. “Extreme and prolonged stress can have a lot of different effects on the body,” said Tricia Weidenbacher, the executive director of the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba.  The pandemic is “weighing on people’s minds and now it’s… Read More »

Home care workers worry about shortage of protective equipment during pandemic: union

By | March 25, 2020

Some Manitoba home care workers are raising concerns that they don’t have enough protective equipment when they are entering clients’ homes to deliver care, according to their union. Shannon McAteer, health care co-ordinator for the Canadian Union of Public Employees Manitoba, which represents about 6,500 home care workers, says she’s heard a lot of concerns. “They’re a big… Read More »