Manitoba Liberals Call on PCs to Reinstate Basic Health Precautions

March 29, 2022

Treaty 1 Territory, Homeland of the Red River Métis, Winnipeg, MB - Manitoba Liberals are calling on Public Health and the Provincial Government to immediately reinstate basic pandemic precautions in order to reduce cases and save lives.

Liberal MLAs Dougald Lamont (St. Boniface), Dr. Jon Gerrard (River Heights) and Cindy Lamoureux (Tyndall Park), have written to Premier Stefanson, Health Minister Audrey Gordon, and Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin, to call for accurate and timely information.

"We are very concerned that unless you change direction, there is a real and dangerous risk that we will see yet another surge in cases that will once again be overwhelming Manitoba's health system, resulting in unnecessary deaths, preventable disability through long covid, and more delayed surgeries," said Dougald Lamont, Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface.

The letter states MLAs are getting many calls and emails regarding the lengths and distances people with covid are having to go to receive a proper PCR test.

Manitoba Liberals are asking for the PCs for the instatement of:

  • Daily updates to the Covid Dashboard
  • Daily reporting of wastewater testing for viral load
  • Improved access to PCR tests whose results are reported to public health, not just at-home tests

They are also asking the province to consider:

  • Launching a campaign to encourage booster vaccinations and mask use
  • Making masks freely available for people to wear

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Letter to Premier, Minister Gordon, Dr. Brent Roussin

 


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