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HSC sent MDs, nurses, staff home to isolate after COVID-19 exposure

Larry Kusch
04/2/2020 12:39 PM
3 minute read Manitoba has confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Betel Home in Gimli Thursday, April 2, 2020. Winnipeg Free Press 2020</p>
MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Saranjit Dhaliwal, Misercordia staff, shows the hand sanitizer and N95 masks she bought at Showcase at Polo Park mall in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. For Eva Wasney story. Winnipeg Free Press 2020</p>

Ryan Thorpe and Michael Pereira:

Provinces vary in disclosing pandemic data

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Cameron Friesen, minister of health (left), dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, premier Brian Pallister, and Lanette Siracusa, chief nursing officer for Shared Health, speak about COVID-19 at the Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Winnipeg Free Press 2020</p>
The Leila Avenue and McPhillips Street L.C. and the Main Street and Pritchard Avenue location were closed for cleaning after an employee at the Garden City located tested positive for COVID-19. (Jesse Boily / Winnipeg Free Press)
Farmers eager to prepare unharvested fields for the new growing season will have to wait until the snow clears and the weather warms enough to operate machinery, narrowing the already short window for seeding new crops.

Olaf Pyttlik:

Playing solo

The Pandemic board game was created by Matt Leacock, published by Z-Man Games. Players work together to stop the spread of an infectious disease around the globe. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press. Signs with messages of hope and solidarity are popping up in neighbourhoods across Winnipeg as people find ways to cope with new realities such as social distancing. March 28, 2020.
Premier Brian Pallister’s government cited the provisions in 2019 while refusing comment about nursing shortages, lead levels in residential neighbourhoods and wait times for emergency medical treatment. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press files)
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