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Canada Tougher COVID-19 restrictions coming to Winnipeg as Manitoba cases climb

00:50  16 october  2020
00:50  16 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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  COVID-19: Province boosts virus management, tracing staff; MacLeod says restrictions on restaurants, gyms will stay; 45 new cases in Ottawa What you need to know, at a glance Ontario reported 721 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday: 270 in Toronto, 170 in Peel, 79 in York Region 231 people are hospitalized with the disease in Ontario, including 64 in ICU and 35 on ventilators The province reported no new deaths Wednesday Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday the province working to boost virus case managers, trackers Centralized IT system largely in place for more efficient case, contact management Ottawa to receive 150 additional staff Health minister says flu vaccines arriving on schedule Starting Friday and until further notice, long-term care residents in Ottawa, Peel and Toronto will no longer be permitted to le

The new cases bring Manitoba 's active COVID - 19 caseload to 422. Travel restrictions to northern and remote Manitoba communities are now back in effect, as a result of more cases Travel-acquired COVID - 19 cases in Manitoba are trending downward, while those linked to close contacts and those

Manitoba now has 257 confirmed or probable cases of COVID - 19 . As of Wednesday, 154 people in Manitoba have recovered from the illness, the province Two of the Winnipeg sites are also operating as Community COVID - 19 Testing Site and Assessment Clinics. The clinics offer primary care services

Tougher restrictions are coming to Winnipeg as Manitoba's COVID-19 caseload ticks upward, while Ontario's premier is urging gym enthusiasts in hard-hit regions not to venture elsewhere to work out.

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Manitoba reported a record-high 173 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday and currently has a per-capita active case count second only to Quebec. It marked the third day in a row that Manitoba had a record number of positive tests.

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The number of COVID - 19 cases in Manitoba surged on Wednesday, when health officials announced 14 new cases of the virus. That news brought the province's total of probable and confirmed cases to 35, up from 21 a day earlier. The update marks the biggest jump in COVID - 19 cases since the

Copy link. Manitoba has two new presumptive positive cases of COVID - 19 . Coronavirus outbreak: Manitoba officials say no tests will be done on asymptomatic people. There are also four sites in Winnipeg , as well as locations in Brandon, Thompson, Flin Flon and The Pas.

The percentage of people testing positive has also jumped sharply in recent days — to 4.9 per cent provincewide and 5.8 per cent in Winnipeg. Canada's national positivity rate is 2.1.

Manitoba chief medical officer Dr. Brent Roussin said he is looking at imposing widespread capacity limits in public places across many sectors as early as Friday.

"We have multiple examples of people just not following the fundamentals and not following the rules," he said.

Ontario reported 783 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday along with five additional deaths.

On Saturday, the province imposed new restrictions in three hotspots: Ottawa, Toronto and Peel Region, west of Toronto.

Indoor dining at restaurants and bars is prohibited. Gyms, movie theatres and casinos are closed. The measures are to last at least 28 days.

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Premier Doug Ford said Thursday that he's heard of people going outside the hard-hit zones to use gyms where restrictions are looser.

"Folks, I’ve just got to ask you try to work out at home," he said. "Big fitness clubs are saying they don't want you to come there."

Asked if that behaviour could lead to more widespread restrictions, Ford said: "If the spread continues and it goes into other regions, the answer is yes."

Ford said York Region, north of Toronto, is "teetering" when asked if that area could face more restrictions.

Quebec, meanwhile, is reporting 969 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths in the past 24 hours.

Health officials in the province reported another 22 deaths that they say occurred at earlier dates.

Tightened restrictions imposed earlier this month in the greater Montreal and Quebec City areas, as well as the Chaudiere-Appalaches region south of the provincial capital, are to last until at least Oct. 28.

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COVID - 19 testing clinics in Côte Saint-Luc and in Beaconsfield are by appointment only. The walk-in screening site at Place des Festivals is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Quebec Premier François Legault says the number of confirmed COVID - 19 cases in the province has climbed to 4,162 — more than

But Premier Francois Legault said it's "likely" some of the stricter rules will last longer in those regions.

Bars, casinos, concert halls, cinemas, museums and libraries are shuttered and restaurants are limited to takeout.

Private gatherings are prohibited and people cannot have any visitors from another address at their homes, with few exceptions.

Legault said he hopes Quebecers will be able to see their friends and families at Christmas.

"It's too early to say what form that might take, but it won't be large gatherings."

Legault added Halloween is a-go for trick-or-treaters, as long as children stay with the people they live with. Parties, however, are out.

Meanwhile, a study published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research on Thursday suggests governments and corporations are shifting the responsibility for managing the pandemic onto individuals.

A team of three Canadian researchers found that in the early days, governments and companies took decisive action to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.

But as the pandemic wore on, messaging shifted to urging consumers to follow guidelines such as physical distancing and mask use.

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In Ottawa, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said the government knows of 209 active COVID-19 cases in Indigenous communities -- the highest figure to date.

Miller said that number may seem small in the context of 20,000 active cases nationally, but he called it "alarming."

"Every active case that starts spreading in a community requires a huge mobilization that (it) wouldn't necessarily in an urban centre," he said. "So there is a very, real and present logistical challenge."

Heading into winter, 144 mobile structures have been procured for communities where overcrowding is a concern. Miller said they have inserts that can provide warmth down to -40 C.

"It's not obviously ideal -- it's not even ideal during the summer -- but we are moving to ensure that we do have the capacity to deal with those acute situations."

Miller noted Indigenous communities in the United States have been hit about three and a half times harder than their non-Indigenous counterparts. But in Canada, the COVID-19 rate during the first wave was a third of that of non-Indigenous Canadians.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 15, 2020.

Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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