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A health care professional speaking with an individual arriving at the COVID-19 testing site at the Town Centre in Brandon on Aug. 11, 2020.

JAISON EMPSON / CBC

A health care professional speaking with an individual arriving at the COVID-19 testing site at the Town Centre in Brandon on Aug. 11, 2020.

The Manitoba government has asked junior Crown attorneys, justice support staff and articling students to agree to be redeployed to conduct contact tracing, CBC News has learned.

Sources say staff were asked to agree to volunteer to help with the province's pandemic response but details of what roles justice employees will be filling aren't entirely clear.

One source told CBC the redeployment will focus on contact tracing investigations and the secondment will last until at least January.

To read more of this story first reported by CBC News, click here.

 

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