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Manitoba to reveal new set of COVID-19 rules as vaccinations continue to rise

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is to announce changes today to its COVID-19 restrictions.

Premier Brian Pallister and the province’s chief public health officer are scheduled to hold a news conference on the updated orders.

Manitoba is running ahead of its vaccination targets, with roughly 80 per cent of people ages 12 and up having at least one dose and more than 70 per cent having two.

The current rules include a 50 per cent capacity limit at stores, museums, restaurants and gyms.

Casinos, bingo halls, movie theatres and some other facilities are open only to people who are fully vaccinated.

Household visits are also capped at five people in addition to residents of a home.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 3, 2021.



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