May Long weekend – restrictions to continue
Current public health orders that were put in place for the May long weekend will remain to keep Manitobans close to home and reduce transmission rates, says the Manitoba Government.
The restrictions will remain in effect for the remainder of the week to help protect the health-care system and to give officials additional time to monitor case and patient numbers was announced by Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin.
All current public health orders will remain in effect until Saturday, May 29 at 12:01 a.m. and include.
Those restrictions include not permitting indoor public gatherings and not allowing visitors on private property, except in certain circumstances.
Roussin said that vaccination plays a significant role in reducing transmission of the virus but also the toll on the health-care system.
More than 70 per cent of current hospitalized patients are unvaccinated.
“For all Manitobans over the age of 12, I urge to book your vaccine appointment right now and your second-dose appointment if you are eligible,” said Roussin. “Getting vaccinated and following the public health orders are necessary in order to bend our COVID curve back down and eventually get back to doing some of the activities that Manitobans miss right now.”