Manitoba premier says no curfew coming, announces $2.5M for COVID-19 enforcement – November 5, 2020
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks with reporters in Winnipeg about his government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The premier announces that the government will not be proceeding with a proposed curfew at this time. He also announces a $2.5-million investment for the increased enforcement of public-health measures, amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in the province. The funding will go towards more enforcement teams, enhancing a dedicated tip line for Manitobans to share information about possible breaches of public-health orders and launching digital ads. The government is also granting enforcement powers to an additional 275 municipal and provincial personnel. On November 2, the Winnipeg metro region was moved to the red or critical level under Manitoba’s pandemic response system and faced new restrictions.