Domestic travellers should self-isolate for 14 days, Manitoba public health officials say

Manitobans travelling within Canada are urged to self-isolate for two weeks when they return home, public health officials say.

“I want to make it clear that this is not just a suggestion,” chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said at the Monday morning news briefing about COVID-19 in Manitoba.

“We have this in place because the risk to Manitobans is real, since all of our cases have been imported from travel. We are appealing to people’s civic duties.”

Commercial truckers and people who live in border communities and travel in and out of the province for work are exempted, as is personal travel in border communities, including visits to a cottage, Roussin said.

Anybody returning from domestic travel who develops symptoms is asked to call Health Links regarding testing, he said.


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