Officials in Manitoba have confirmed more than 100 COVID-19 cases in the province. Three people are in hospital and two are in intensive care. Four people have recovered from the virus in the province and one person has died.
Public health revealed that a staff member at Selkirk Regional Health Centre has tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, said the individual worked in the emergency department from Mar 13 to Mar. 23.
Manitoba has also suspended classroom learning in the province indefinitely.
“We must do everything we can to flatten the COVID curve and protect the health and well-being of all Manitobans,” a statement from Premier Brian Pallister reads. “The decision to suspend classroom learning in school indefinitely for this school year is the easiest decision to make because it protects our children and their education – it is the right thing to do.”
Teachers will work with students remotely, including assigning work, conducting assessments and preparing final report cards. Provincial exams will be cancelled for students in Grade 12 but teacher assessments will be implemented.