As COVID-19 Cases Surge, Manitoba Heads into Lockdown



Starting on Thursday all non-essential stores in Manitoba will be forced to close as officials scramble to contain an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Restaurants, museums, theatres and recreational activities will be closed.


The province is also banning all social gatherings.


Places of worship will not be permitted to have in-person gatherings.


There are not many transmissions in schools so they will remain open.


Manitoba currently has the highest number of cases per capita in the country. There are 8,495 cases. The province added 365 new cases yesterday.

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