Manitobans to get update on coronavirus, health minister hints at more restrictions

Per capita, Manitoba has the second-highest number of active cases in the country behind Quebec, according to data on Health Canada’s website.To try to stem the tide, the province imposed another round of restrictions in the greater Winnipeg area last week. Bars, pubs and licensed restaurants must close at 11 p.m. Alcohol service must stop an hour earlier.

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Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont said a full lockdown should be one option under consideration, as long as the government is prepared to help people who are put out of work by the move.“A lockdown has to be on the table,” Lamont said.

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“But at the same time, if you’re going to tell people you can’t work, if you’re going to tell people you have to close your business, government has a responsibility to make sure that those people don’t go broke and that business doesn’t go under.”Manitoba has had 2,925 COVID-19 cases to date. Health officials said 37 people have died and 27 were in hospital as of Wednesday.–With files from Steve Lambert at The Canadian Press

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