Coronavirus enforcement officer assaulted in Winnipeg, province says


The province says it’s investigating after a COVID-19 enforcement officer was assaulted while on the job in Winnipeg last week.

Details of the assault, including the extent of the officer’s injuries, have not been released.

Read more: Manitoba municipal bylaw officers given authority to enforce coronavirus orders

“The province recognizes personnel across various agencies who enforce public health orders,” the province said in a release Tuesday.

“These individuals risk exposure to COVID-19 daily to protect Manitobans from its spread and Manitobans are urged to engage respectfully.”

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Global News has reached out for more information on the assault.

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The news comes as officials say another 155 warnings and 27 tickets were issued for COVID-19 health code violations last week…

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