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CP NewsAlert: Manitoba enacts more COVID-19 restrictions to try to contain spread

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is tightening some of its COVID-19 restrictions due to rising case numbers.

Starting tomorrow, weddings, funerals and outdoor public gatherings will be capped at 10 people — down from 25.

Capacity at retail stores will drop to 33 per cent from 50 per cent as of Wednesday.

Premier Brian Pallister says the measures are needed to contain the spread of the coronavirus while the effort to vaccinate people continues.

Health officials are reporting 108 new cases and no additional deaths.

The province is also reducing the minimum age for getting the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccination to 40, following similar moves on the weekend in Ontario and Alberta. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 19, 2021.

The Canadian Press