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Masks mandatory for older children in Manitoba child care facilities

Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced 15 new cases of COVID-19 in the province this afternoon.


However a case was removed as it was determined to be from out of province, and a second case was removed due to duplication, so they have a net increase of 13 cases taking the lab confirmed cases to 1, 378.


Two of those cases in the Interlake Eastern, two cases in Prairie Mountain Health, two in Southern Health and nine in the Winnipeg Health Region. 


He noted they have 368 active cases and 1, 002 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.


Roussin added preliminary investigations indicate that several of the new cases are close contacts of know cases. 


He also noted wearing a non-medical mask became mandatory for children aged nine and older attending child care facilities, including home based child care, as of Sep. 8. Child care providers are also required to wear masks.


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