Military to help Manitoba's 'exhausted' frontline workers in COVID-19 surge

Lawrence Kim
May 28, 2021

"This is going to be, we hope, a temporary thing and a short-term thing, but the sooner we get a little bit of backup help here the better", the premier said at the time.

As well, remote learning for kindergarten to Grade 12 students in Winnipeg, Brandon and in the Red River Valley and Garden Valley school divisions will continue until June 7. A week and a half earlier it was expected June 6 at the earliest and 9 at the latest for 70 per cent of the population to get their first COVID-19 vaccine.

In an update on Manitoba's response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin says Victoria Day long weekend public health orders that went into effect on May 22 have been extended for the rest of the week, 'til May 29.

Canada's government said on Monday it was ready to respond to a request for federal aid from Manitoba, the province hardest-hit by COVID-19 in recent weeks.

There were 295 more cases and eight additional deaths reported in Manitoba. She says this is an example of the province's overall goal to reduce COVID-19 restrictions.

Winnipeg reported 169 cases, followed by 65 in Southern Health, 25 in the North and 19 each in Interlake-Eastern and Prairie Mountain.

Pallister said the province would need up to 50 critical care nurses, 20 respiratory therapists, and up to 50 contact tracers from Statistics Canada (StatCan), which Public Safety Canada has since confirmed StatCan will provide the necessary manpower to the province.

An outbreak has been declared at the Tabor Home personal-care facility in Morden.

United States President Joe Biden ordered intelligence officials there Wednesday to redouble efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 virus, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese laboratory.

The clinic is open 9 a.m.to 8 p.m.

This announcement does not apply to those who received AstraZeneca, but those who did receive this vaccine will be eligible for their second dose starting next week.

The report, based on data collected by the Canadian Community Health Survey, found in January and February of this year that 82 per cent of Canadians aged 12 and older said they were somewhat or very likely to get the vaccine.

Quebec officials announced that province will shorten the delay between first and second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to eight weeks from 16 weeks.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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