WINNIPEG - Due to the increased threat of the omicron variant of concern, rising COVID-19 cases and a growing strain on the health care system, Manitoba is taking additional steps to help curb the spread of the virus in the fourth wave of the pandemic.
New restrictions have been announced for at least three weeks starting Tuesday morning.
“We are seeing concerning numbers now, particularly with the omicron variant,” said Dr. Brent Roussin, the province's top doctor. “Projections clearly show more challenges ahead for our individual health, to our communities and for our health-care system as a whole. We need to take further steps to curb the situation. Thank you to all Manitobans who are following the public health orders, focusing on the fundamentals and choosing to be vaccinated. It is frustrating to be here again but I know we will step up to make these necessary changes, together.”