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Mar 26

UPDATES – PROVINCE OF MANITOBA

As of this morning, March 26, public health officials advise the number of lab-confirmed positive and presumptive positive cases in Manitoba is now at 36.

  • Public health officials continue advising all Manitobans, including health-care providers, to cancel or postpone any non-essential travel (international/ within Canada.) There shouldn’t be any recreational, tourist, or non-essential personal travel. 
  • Anyone who returns from travel, either international or domestic, should self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days following their return.  (Exceptions are commercial transportation of goods and services; workers who must travel to Manitoba from a neighbouring jurisdiction for work, and normal personal travel in border communities including visits to a cottage.)
  • If symptoms develop during 14-day self-isolation or self-monitoring period, Manitobans should contact Health Links-Info Sante to determine if testing for COVID-19 should be considered.
  • Information about flights where a person with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 had symptoms at the time of travel is updated as information becomes available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/flights.html
  • NEW! In recognition of the current challenges, the province will defer any increases to the Manitoba Pharmacare deductible that were scheduled to take effect April 1. The deductible will still come into effect on April 1, but will remain at 2019-20 levels throughout 2020-21.
  • NEW! Pharmacists have been asked to restrict prescription-filling to a 30-day supply. 
  • NEW! Twelve community testing sites are now open throughout the province including a drive-through in Winkler. A referral to these sites is needed and they are not walk-in clinics. Information about sites is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.htm

To access all Manitoba Health, Seniors, and Active Living COVID-19 bulletins: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html