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April 30, 2021

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT CONTINUES STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENSION TO PROTECT HEALTH AND SAFETY OF MANITOBANS

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Proactive Measures to Protect Manitobans: Schuler

The Manitoba government is extending the provincewide state of emergency to continue its efforts in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler, minister responsible for the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization, announced today.

The extension goes into effect today, April 30 at 4 p.m. for a period of 30 days.

“Our government will continue to be proactive in our actions to help protect Manitobans against COVID-19,” said Schuler. “With variants and case numbers on the rise, our government recognizes that additional measures are needed to keep Manitobans safe and extending the state of emergency is one of the tools we have to aid in the fight against COVID-19.”

Manitoba’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) provincial response team works with industry partners and experts to co-ordinate, collaborate and communicate effectively in supporting the rollout of programs and services to assist in Manitoba’s COVID-19 response strategy. EMO has been a critical player including facilitating the province’s overall response to personal protective equipment procurement and provision, developing the Pandemic Response System, ensuring alternative isolation accommodations were available, and advising and co-ordinating the enforcement of public health orders under the state of emergency.

The state of emergency was first declared on March 20, 2020, by the powers set out in section 10(1) and 10(2) of the Emergency Measures Act.

To view the state of emergency and public health orders, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/index.html.

Additional information on the role of the EMO in COVID-19 can be found at:
www.gov.mb.ca/emo/provincial/covid.html.

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