Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin has announced a new public health order affecting the north effective tomorrow until May 1st . He says they’ll be restricting travel to northern Manitoba and remote communities. He notes this order is specific to communities above the 53rd parallel and to remote communities that do not have road access in the summer. He adds residents of the north and remote communities may continue to move within the north, the delivery of goods and services can continue, the order does not apply to government employees or health care workers travelling for work, families with shared parenting agreements or child and family services. He adds this will help protect the region where the spread of the virus could significantly affect the health of that population.
Roussin also reported four new cases of COVID-19 in the province bringing the total to 250 with the north holding at three reported. There are eight in hospital with four in intensive care, there are 124 active cases and 121 have recovered.