Manitoba

Coronavirus: Industries left out of Manitoba’s reopening plans want more explanation – Winnipeg

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Local businesses forced to stay closed over the weekend say they want the Manitoba Government to tell them why. On Saturday, Manitoba public health loosened restrictions in most of the province, from level red COVID-19 lock down measures implemented in November. Retail businesses opened with non-essential items once again …

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No federal quarantine exemptions for Manitobans in need of U.S. health care – Winnipeg

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The federal government says there is no exemption from the COVID-19-related Quarantine Act for Manitobans who rely on health-care services directly across the border in the United States. It’s been a tough few months for thousands of people in the southeastern part of the province along the Manitoba-Minnesota border. …

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Winnipeg Jets cancel Saturday practice over potential COVID-19 exposure – Winnipeg

Winnipeg Jets cancel Saturday practice over potential COVID-19 exposure - Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Jets have cancelled Saturday’s practice, citing concerns over potential exposure to COVID-19. In a brief morning media release, the Jets say “the decision was made out of an abundance of caution due to potential exposure to COVID-19. There is no further information at this time.” In the …

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Northern Manitoba First Nations COVID-19 immunization underway; chiefs describe some hesitancy – Winnipeg

Northern Manitoba First Nations COVID-19 immunization underway; chiefs describe some hesitancy - Winnipeg

Seven First Nations communities in Northern Manitoba have now received the Moderna vaccine, as leadership works to distribute the doses to several isolated communities and reassure some people it is safe. First Nations health experts decided priority for the first round would go to elders over 70, along with …

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Manitoba home-care workers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine – Winnipeg

Manitoba home-care workers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine - Winnipeg

The Manitoba government has once again expanded the criteria for who can get the COVID-19 vaccine. The eligibility criteria for immunization has been expanded to include: home-care workers employed by a regional health authority (RHA), a RHA-contracted service provider, or a self- and family-managed care client, born on or …

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Manitoba health officials hold live coronavirus update as health orders set to expire – Winnipeg

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Manitoba’s top doctor will give a live update on the province’s COVID-19, hours before strict province-wide public health orders are set to expire. Dr. Brent Roussin has scheduled a press conference for 12:30 p.m. Global News will stream the event live in this story. Manitoba has been under strict …

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RBC Convention Centre preparing for COVID-19 vaccinations – Winnipeg

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The RBC Convention Centre is preparing to open Monday as the province’s super site for vaccinations. Approximately 3,432 immunizations have been given since the vaccine arrived in Manitoba in December. Read more: Winnipeg man in his 30s among 5 Manitoba deaths from COVID-19 Sunday Thousands of appointments have already …

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Manitoba will no longer hold back half of vaccine doses: premier – Winnipeg

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Manitoba will no longer hold back half of the Pfizer vaccine doses it receives, Premier Brian Pallister revealed Wednesday. The vaccine requires two doses about three weeks apart, so health officials have been keeping half of the shipments in reserve out of an abundance of caution. Read more: Should …

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Manitoba government expands COVID-19 vaccination eligibility – Winnipeg

Manitoba government expands COVID-19 vaccination eligibility - Winnipeg

The Manitoba government has expanded the list of who is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Read more: Manitoba announces initial plan for COVID-19 vaccine rollout Eligibility criteria currently includes health-care workers whose work involves direct contact with patients and who meet at least one of the following criteria: …

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Inmate at Stony Mountain Institution with COVID-19 dies – Winnipeg

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An inmate from Stony Mountain Institution north of Winnipeg has died in hospital following a COVID-19 diagnosis. The Correctional Service of Canada said the Manitoba inmate died on Sunday and extended sympathy to the person’s family. This is the third death related to COVID-19 among federally-sentenced inmates since the …

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