New public health restrictions arrive in Manitoba starting Sunday – fr

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WINNIPEG – Manitoba has said “significant restrictions” coming this weekend will result in widespread business closures and ban community, cultural and religious gatherings.

Dr Brent Roussin, the province’s chief public health officer, announced the changes to public health measures on Friday evening. Orders will take effect Sunday and will be in effect until May 30.

Under orders, gyms, fitness centers, museums, galleries, libraries, casinos and VLTs must close.

Restaurants, bars, patios and food court seating areas will be closed for in-person meals, but may still provide take-out.

Outdoor gatherings of different households are limited to five people. Private gatherings indoors and outdoors are still limited to family contact only, with the exception of people living alone – they are entitled to a designated visitor.

The province has said that indoor community, cultural and religious gatherings are banned.

Personal services including beauticians, barbers, salons and tanning salons will be closed, as well as dance, theater and music schools. Day camps are also to close under orders.

Indoor sports and recreation, including extracurricular activities, will not be permitted under the sanitary changes.

The province said outdoor sports and recreational activities will be limited to five participants. Organized team games will not be allowed.

Retail stores, markets and garden centers can open at 10 percent capacity, for up to 100 people. Shopping centers are limited to 10% of their capacity.

Self-help gatherings may continue, but will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants.

This is a developing story. More soon.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

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