Manitoba self-isolation orders could change as coronavirus cases increase in Western Canada: Roussin – Winnipeg


Manitoba’s top doctor says Manitobans wishing to move west should closely monitor self-isolation requirements.As Saskatchewan and Alberta see an increase in COVID-19 cases, the Manitoba public health official said the province could reinstate a 14-day isolation order for those arriving in Manitoba from the western provinces.

“We have no imminent plan to put it back in place at the moment … (but) they are still on the table, ”Dr. Brent Roussin said at a press conference Monday.

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“I would tell Manitobans and people considering coming to Manitoba to be careful with your plans because we will do what we need to protect the health of Manitobans.

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“And that may lead to a re-implementation of these restrictions.”

Saskatchewan health officials identified 31 new cases on Monday, bringing the number of known active cases in the province to 307, a new all-time high.

Last week, Alberta hit a pandemic milestone, surpassing 10,000 total cases of COVID-19 as the province recorded 111 new cases in just 24 hours between Thursday and Friday.

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As of Friday, there were 1,341 active cases of the coronavirus in Alberta.

By comparison, Manitoba has recorded 400 cases since March, and six new cases were identified on Monday.

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But 12 of the 16 new cases in Manitoba reported since Friday are either related to travel or close contacts of travel cases, health officials said Monday.

Manitoba lifted the 14-day isolation requirement for people traveling between Manitoba and the western provinces in June. Plans to lift the 14-day self-isolation order for travelers arriving from eastern Canada were scuttled last week, though Manitobans have expressed concerns over the idea.

Coronavirus: Manitoba sees 6 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, possible exposure reported in Gull Lake

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Health Minister Cameron Friesen said officials were closely monitoring conditions in Western Canada.

“If we see significant deterioration happening in western Canada, we never said we wouldn’t reinstate, you know, those 14-day isolation requirements right now,” he said. Monday.

Meanwhile, the Winnipeg Airport Authority said Monday that all passengers, visitors and airport employees are required to wear a mask when entering the terminal starting Wednesday.

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As jurisdictions across Canada have moved to make mask wear mandatory, Roussin said Monday he has no plans to make mask use mandatory, but added that could change in the fall.

“I think, again, as we get closer to respiratory viruses, seasonal masks are probably going to become more and more a part of our dialogue,” he said.

“At the moment, we have no imminent plans for a mandate. But like any other public health work, we will do whatever it takes to protect the health of Manitobans.

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Questions about COVID-19? Here are a few things you should know:

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Symptoms can include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing – very similar to a cold or the flu. Some people can develop a more serious illness. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with serious chronic diseases such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop any symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands frequently and coughing up your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible, and maintaining a distance of two meters from other people if you go out. In situations where you cannot keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend using a face mask or non-medical blanket to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or masks are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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