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May 15, 2020

PROVINCE ISSUES FURTHER EXTENSION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY TO SUPPORT WORK TO ADDRESS COVID-19 PANDEMIC



The Manitoba government has extended a provincewide state of emergency under The Emergency Measures Act to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The extension takes effect at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 17 for a period of 30 days.

A state of emergency allows the government to take quick action to support Manitobans when they need it most. The state of emergency was first declared on March 20 by the powers set out in section 10(1) and 10(2) of The Emergency Measures Act to enable the province to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It was further extended on April 20.

For additional information and to view the current state of emergency and public health orders, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

For more information on The Emergency Measures Act and a state of emergency, visit https://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/e080e.php.

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