2 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba

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Manitoba has two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 11.The new cases are a man in his thirties and a woman in his fifties, both from the Winnipeg Health Region, the province said in a statement on Friday.

The man’s case was linked to displacement, the province said. The woman’s case was linked to contact with an already known case.

No one is currently hospitalized or in intensive care for COVID-19, the province said in the statement.

Since the start of the pandemic, Manitoba has identified 318 confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19.

In total, 300 people have recovered. Seven Manitobans who died from the disease caused by the new coronavirus have died.

On Wednesday, 477 tests were carried out and 935 were carried out on Thursday, for a total of 1,412 between the two days. This brings Manitoba’s total to 60,775 tests since the start of February.

Modification of public health rules

On Friday, the province lifted travel restrictions on northern Manitoba and remote communities.

The restrictions had been in place since mid-April and were relaxed earlier this month to allow Manitobans – and later those in northwestern Ontario or western Canada – to travel directly to parks, campgrounds, chalets, cabins and northern resorts.

The restrictions initially prohibited non-essential movement north of the 53rd parallel and into remote communities without summer road access.

Anyone traveling to northern Manitoba must always follow the restrictions put in place by local communities and First Nations, the province said in the release.

The new rules, effective Friday, also remove the requirement for people coming to Manitoba to work on film productions to isolate themselves before entering the province.

The province previously lifted the requirement for self-isolation after arriving, but only if it had self-isolated for 14 days before coming here.

The province has also clarified the rules exempting professional athletes from the requirements of self-isolation after entering the province. The exemption only applies to professional sports teams in Manitoba, depending on the province, and these teams are not required to isolate themselves for 14 days before their return.

In addition, people who self-isolate under federal or provincial orders will now be allowed to visit family or friends with life-threatening illnesses in health facilities, depending on the province, provided that the establishment authorizes the visit and they have no symptoms. of COVID-19.

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