Sumary of Manitoba reports 223 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths:
- Another two Manitobans with COVID-19 have died and health officials say 223 new infections have been identified across the province..
- The latest victims are both from the Winnipeg Health region, and include a woman in her 80s and woman in her 90s, linked to the Alpha variant, first identified in the United Kingdom..
- On Thursday Premier Brian Pallister and the province chief public health officer unveiled a reopening plan, which will loosen public health restrictions as more people get vaccinated..
- The first immunization target is to have more than 70 per cent of Manitobans aged 12 and up get a first dose, and more than 25 per cent have a second dose by Canada Day..
- If that happens, the province said businesses and other facilities will be able to open at 25 per cent capacity..
- 3:37 Manitoba unveils COVID-19 summer reopening strategy Manitoba unveils COVID-19 summer reopening strategy The final target calls for 80 per cent of the population to have had one shot and 75 per cent with two shots by Labour Day..
- The province has been under tight public health orders since a delayed third wave caused a significant surge in COVID-19 infections last month..
- Manitoba is slightly loosening health orders Saturday to allow small outdoor gatherings, but restrictions on businesses will remain in place….