Garage Sales Prohibited and No Visitors Allowed at Manitoba CampGrounds

As COVID cases continue to rise in Manitoba during this third wave provincial government officials added two more major restrictions to help stave off another spike.

If you were planning a garage or yard sale this spring you’ll need to keep your items in storage a bit longer as health officials have banned such sales from happening until further notice. The fine for violating this restriction is $1296.00

Manitobans are also reminded they aren’t allowed to have guests at campgrounds at least until the end of the Victoria Day long weekend (May 24, 2021), perhaps longer. These new restrictions are included in the recent health measures.

Manitoba’s Chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin reacted to the rising cases of late, “We’re seeing concerning numbers right now. We’re seeing a concerning trajectory going up in essentially every indicator,” Roussin said, as he urged people to reduce the number of contacts they have. “And the best way to do that is to stay home as much as possible. To address this third wave, we need all Manitobans to do their part,” Roussin said.

Another 291 cases were reported in Manitoba today and one more death linked to a more contagious coronavirus. A Winnipeg man in his 40s succumbed to the B117 coronavirus variant originally detected in the U.K. The variants spread more easily than the original strain of the coronavirus which causes COVID-19. The total of deaths in Manitoba linked to the variants is now up to 11.

Meanwhile, the total number of cases is up to 361 since Saturday, rising from 2,344 to 2,705. There are currently 2,692 active COVID cases in Manitoba of those 993 are variants.