Manitoba COVID-19 state of emergency extended another month

Manitoba is extending its state of emergency another 30 days to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced the extension under the Emergency Measures Act on Monday, one month after the state of emergency was declared on March 20.

“What we are doing is working, and we must continue doing everything we can to continue flattening the COVID curve,” Pallister said.

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Premier Brian Pallister will join the chief provincial public health officer at 1 p.m. to update the public on the latest news about the novel coronavirus in Manitoba.

Pallister will join Dr. Brent Roussin for the first portion of the daily news briefing on the pandemic, which will be live streamed here.

Lanette Siragusa, chief nursing officer for Shared Health, will join the briefing afterward.

CBC Manitoba also will live stream the news conference on Facebook, Twitter and CBC Gem.

On Sunday, public health officials announced no new cases of COVID-19, leaving Manitoba’s total at 253.

Five people with COVID-19 have died in Manitoba.

The coronavirus has infected more than 35,000 people in Canada, and more than 2.4 million people worldwide.


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