There’ll be just a few changes to the public health order in Manitoba.

Starting Friday at 12:01 a.m., the province will be allowing liquor cart sales on golf courses and the maximum number of people allowed to attend self-help meetings will increase to 25.

Otherwise, the rules that are in place will stay that way until April 30.

Chief Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, said there wasn’t much else officials could do.

“We really weren’t in a position to offer a broader reopening at this point because of our slowly increasing rates as well as the risks posed by the variants of concern,” said Roussin.

He explained that when the last orders were made in March, the province wasn’t expecting golf courses to open as early as they did.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, health officials announced 40 new COVID-19 variant cases.

Manitoba has had 339 variant cases.