Province to announce additional health measures for long weekend – fr

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Province to announce additional health measures for long weekend – fr


WINNIPEG – Additional health restrictions are expected to be announced on Thursday, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said.

The province’s chief public health officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, is expected to announce the new restrictions on Thursday, which will be in effect for the May long weekend.

“The number of cases increased after Thanksgiving. The number of cases increased after Easter and the spring break. We can’t have the same happening after (the) May long weekend, ”Pallister said.

The news comes as the capacity of the province’s intensive care units continues to increase and three patients have been moved to Thunder Bay, Ont., To help relieve hospitals.

The province said in its daily COVID-19 bulletin on Wednesday that there were 80 people in intensive care with COVID-19.

Pallister said the new measures to be announced are important and are a step in giving Manitobans back their freedoms.

“What these health orders do is bring us back to life. So I would say that Dr. Roussin is sorting out the details and that he will share with Manitobans in the not too distant future.

Pallister said before the pandemic, the province took steps to build intensive care capacity.

“These measures have continued to be taken, obviously accelerated, in the wake of the pandemic,” he said.

He thanked Northwestern Ontario for their help and noted that asking for additional help from other provinces was not irrelevant.

“This is how the Canadian Federation works, this is how the family works. We offer help if needed, just a month ago we offered a little help to Ontario in case of need for additional supplies, ventilators, PPE. , urged retired nurses to consider the possibility of going there and helping and reciprocal supports when needed for Manitoba is appreciated and this is how Canada works. “

The Prime Minister is urging people to follow health rules and get vaccinated when they can.

“COVID is evil. It robs you of breath. It robs you of your strength. It robs you of your freedoms. It can take your life. There are real consequences to being COVID, and I don’t want those consequences to happen to you. “

The premier also said the province will announce a vaccination incentive program next week.

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