Premier Pallister to update Manitobans on latest COVID-19 measures Thursday

Premier Brian Pallister will hold a press conference Thursday to update Manitobans on the latest COVID-19 measures in the province.

Global News will livestream the presser here at 11 a.m.

On Wednesday, Pallister announced that $120 million from the federal government will be made available as a one-time payment to frontline workers. The province is figuring out how to best disperse that money and will decide who qualifies in the coming days, he said.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.

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