Manitoba announces new COVID-19 restrictions ahead of May long weekend | FULL

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Manitoba’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Brent Roussin announced Thursday new COVID-19 restrictions ahead of the May long weekend, which include limiting outdoor gatherings to only people from the same household.

As well, only one person per household is allowed to enter a business with the exception of caregivers for a second person. He also advised people only go out for essential reasons.

Roussin made the announcement alongside Health Minister Heather Stefanson.

He also spoke about where they were seeing the most transmission, saying widespread community transmission was a factor, but also specified they were seeing trends of cases in the third wave coming from private residences, social gatherings and some workplace clusters.

Roussin defended not implementing a stay-at-home order, citing the restrictions already in place and that using such an order did have exemptions that could come into play but did not state what they were.

Manitoba reported its highest ever daily case count Thursday, with 603 new infections identified, as well as three deaths of Manitobans with the virus.

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