The Northwestern Health Unit is recommending residents avoid non-essential travel to Manitoba, including Winnipeg. Those from the northwest who must visit Manitoba, are asked to self-isolate for 14 days on their return.
However -- as of Nov. 12 -- residents of the Province of Manitoba visiting the northwestern Ontario aren't being required to self isolate on their return to Manitoba. Similarly, Manitoba isn't requiring visitors from the northwest to self-isolate in Manitoba, although many shops and services have been shut.
Over the weekend, health unit staff reported a new case of COVID-19 in the Dryden-Red Lake area. Contact tracing is already underway.
Provincial governments in Ontario and Manitoba are also paying close attention to case numbers, as they try to balance public health against economic needs.
The Northwestern Health Unit recommends everybody assume the coronavirus is in their community, and we should continue to practice public health measures to prevent the spread.
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