There will be another two weeks of strict lockdown around the province to uncover hundreds of COVID-19 cases linked to holiday gatherings.

The Manitoba Government made that announcement on Friday, as the orders were set to expire on Friday night.

The orders will now expire on January 22nd.

The only change in the rules will be the exemptions for the Winnipeg Jets, who will be allowed to train and play in Winnipeg as their season is set to kick off next week.

Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin says more than 355 COVID-19 cases and nearly 1,900 contacts have been linked to gatherings during the winter holiday period.

He also said the government will start consulting Manitobans next week on potential changes for rules if numbers continue to drop.

The province also announced 222 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths on Friday.