Manitoba moves into 'critical' COVID territory, imposes strict lockdowns to take effect


Manitoba goes into lockdown Thursday, escalating from "restricted" to "critical" on its pandemic severity scale, as it bans social gatherings and restricts travel, trying to contain COVID numbers that are surging across the province.

Schools will remain open, but religious services will be closed, and non-essential businesses will be restricted to curbside pick up or delivery. Essential services like grocery stores and pharmacies can operate only at 25 per cent capacity.

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