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Manitoba announces 2nd-highest daily jump in new COVID-19 cases since pandemic started

By | August 6, 2020

There are 30 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Thursday — the second-highest single-day jump since the start of the pandemic — including 18 connected to a cluster in Brandon. The new cases were announced as more workers at a Brandon pork processing facility tested positive for the new coronavirus, prompting the union representing workers at the… Read More »

3 more cases of COVID-19 identified at Brandon Maple Leaf plant, union says

By | August 6, 2020

The Maple Leaf Foods plant in Brandon, Man., has three more employees with COVID-19, union officials say. The three additional cases are among non-production, unionized employees at the pork processing facility, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 said in a memo to workers early Thursday morning. The union was alerted about the cases late Wednesday, the memo… Read More »

3 more cases of COVID-19 identified at Brandon Maple Leaf plant

By | August 6, 2020

The Maple Leaf Foods plant in Brandon, Man., has three more employees with COVID-19. The three additional cases are among non-production unionized employees at the pork processing facility, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 said in a memo to workers early Thursday morning. “We want them to shut the plant down,” Jeff Traeger, president of UFCW Local 832,… Read More »

Opposition leaders back call to shut down Brandon Maple Leaf plant after 4 COVID-19 cases

By | August 6, 2020

The leaders of Manitoba’s opposition parties are backing a union’s call to shut down the Maple Leaf Foods plant in Brandon, Man., after four cases of COVID-19 involving workers at the plant. “We want them to shut the plant down,” Jeff Traeger, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832, told CBC News on Thursday morning.  The union… Read More »

For 1st time in more than 2 months, Manitoba health-care worker tests positive for COVID-19

By | August 6, 2020

A Manitoba health-care volunteer has tested positive for COVID-19 — the first time since May a health-care worker in the province has been confirmed to have the illness. The volunteer from the southwestern Prairie Mountain Health region tested positive on July 23 and has since recovered, a spokesperson for Manitoba Health wrote in an email. The individual got sick through close contact with a… Read More »

Winnipeg grocer fights back against rumour that several staff members contracted COVID-19

By | August 6, 2020

The owner of an Indian grocery store in Winnipeg says he’s losing business after a lie that several of his employees contracted COVID-19 was spread online.  Jagjit Gill is fighting back against the rumour, which appeared on WhatsApp messaging app last week and was seen by many people in Winnipeg’s Indian community, he said. The rumour evolved to the point where four employees of… Read More »

Worn N95 masks can only be cleaned and reused once before unsafe: new Winnipeg-based study

By | August 5, 2020

Nearly two-thirds of worn N95 respirator masks can be reused after sterilization — but they’ll only fit properly after one round of cleaning, a new Winnipeg-based study has found. Researchers and makers of personal protective equipment have already studied ways to sterilize disposable masks and determine what their lifespans can be depending on the cleaning process. But all of that research… Read More »