Manitoba education minister to announce COVID-19 funding for schools

Manitoba’s education minister is expected to announce COVID-19 funding for schools Thursday afternoon.

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Cliff Cullen has scheduled a press conference for 3 p.m. Global News will stream the event live here.

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Earlier in the day Thursday the province announced schools that had moved to remote learning to help curb the province’s rising COVID-19 rates, will remain learning remotely until at least next month.

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Chief public health officer, Dr. Brent Roussin said schools in Winnipeg and Brandon, and in the Red River Valley and Garden Valley school divisions that were moved to remote learning earlier this month will continue remotely until June 7.

Schools in Dauphin will continue remote learning until June 9, he added.

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.

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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. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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