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Manitoba Confirms 19th Case of COVID-19

March 21, 2020 11:33 AM | News

WINNIPEG — Two new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been reported in Manitoba, bringing the total lab-confirmed positive and presumptive positive cases in the province to 19.

Case 18 is a woman in her 50s who lives in Winnipeg. Case 19 is a woman in her 30s who lives in Winnipeg.

It’s believed both cases are related to travel.

As officials work to confirm the origin of travel-related cases, information on specific flights will be updated on the province’s website.

Public health orders remain in effect.

They include:

• limit public gatherings to less than 50 people including places of worship, family events, weddings and funerals;
• require retailers to ensure separation of two metres between patrons in their facility;
• limit hospitality premises such as restaurants or theatres to 50 people, or 50 per cent of capacity (whichever is less); and
• immediate closure of bingo and gaming centres, as well as wellness centres such as gyms and fitness centres.