Manitoba’s premier is expected to give an update on provincial supports for businesses affected by COVID-19 closures Tuesday.
Brian Pallister has scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. Global News will stream the even live in this story.
The latest public health orders, which started in November, have twice been extended, and require non-essential businesses to remain shut. The earliest the restrictions might be eased is Jan. 22.
Not all businesses have been abiding by the latest orders though.
Earlier in the day Tuesday the province said six Manitoba businesses were given $5,000 tickets for violating the orders from Jan. 4 to 10.
Over the same period of time the province says 33 individuals were given $1,296 fines for various COVID-19-related offences, and eight tickets were doled out for those caught not wearing a mask in an indoor public place.
The province says 22 of the 33 $1,296 tickets were connected to gatherings in private residents.
Since enforcement started in April the province says a total of 2,211 warnings and720 tickets have been issued to individuals and businesses, resulting in more than $1 million in fines.
The province says nearly 3,300 personnel across various agencies are currently able to enforce public health orders.
-More to come.
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