• Myrna Driedger


Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin

June 26, 2020

Public health officials advise two new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 318.

Today’s cases are a man in his 30s (travel related) and a woman in her 50s (close contact of a previously identified case), both from the Winnipeg region. Information may change as the investigation is ongoing. 

The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care,

• 11 active cases and 300 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 1,412 laboratory tests were performed on Wednesday (477) and yesterday (935). This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 60,775. 

New public health orders were issued today. These orders:

• remove restrictions on travel to northern Manitoba and remote communities;

• remove the requirement for people coming to Manitoba to work on film productions to self-isolate for 14 days before entering the province;

• clarify the only sports teams exempt from self-isolation requirements are professional sports teams from Manitoba and remove the requirement for Manitoba sports teams to self-isolate for 14 days before returning to Manitoba; and

• permit individuals who are self-isolating under federal or provincial health orders to visit a family member or friend who has a life-threatening disease in a health-care facility, if the facility permits them to do so and they are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

To view the orders, go to www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html. In addition, anyone travelling to northern Manitoba should continue to respect restrictions that have been put in place by local communities and First Nations.

The COVID-19 community drive-thru site in Selkirk located at 622 Superior Ave. is now open Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a full listing of site locations and hours of operation, go online to www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.

Canada Day is next week and Manitobans are reminded to continue to practise physical distancing and follow public health guidelines for gatherings whether at home, the cottage or camping. Stay home if you feel sick, practice good hand hygiene and cover your cough. If you are travelling, remember to be ‘COVID Careful’ and reduce stops.

Follow www.twitter.com/MBGov or www.facebook.com/ManitobaGovernment on the weekend for updated case numbers. Complete data from the weekend will be updated on Monday, June 29 at 1 p.m. at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and in the media bulletin.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:


Due to staff schedules, there will be no public health news conferences next week. Media inquiries only can be directed to 204-945-3765.  

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