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New COVID-19 restrictions are coming to Manitoba as 271 new cases are announced

Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin reported this afternoon 475 new cases of COVID-19 with a test positivity rate of 14 percent.


He also reported eight additional deaths with four in the Winnipeg Region and two each in Southern Health and Prairie Mountain Health. 


Of the new cases, 271 are in the Winnipeg region, 124 in Southern Health with lower numbers in other regions including 55 in Northern Health.


Roussin introduced new restrictions effective tomorrow until December 11th as some people and businesses are not following the current ones. 


He says the new orders will state that no one is permitted into a private residence or property other than those who live there with a few exceptions for essential reasons such as child care, health care and emergencies including your home, cottage or other vacation property. 


If someone lives alone, they can have one other person into their residence and they may visit that person's home as well. 


Gatherings of more than five people at any indoor or outdoor place continue to be prohibited with the exception of health care facilities, schools or critical businesses that are following the orders.


Also effective tomorrow, no non-essential items can be sold in stores.


In the Northern Health Region, there are currently 400 actives cases and 13 hospitializations


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