Premier Brian Pallister to update Manitobans on new COVID-19 measures

Premier Brian Pallister will hold a press conference Tuesday to update Manitobans on the latest novel coronavirus measures.

The press conference will happen at 10:30 a.m. Global News will livestream the press conference in this story.

The measures will come after Manitoba announced its highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day so far, with 546 cases on Monday.

Read more: Record-setting new coronavirus cases reported in Manitoba Monday

Meanwhile, thousands of students in the Hanover School Division moved their classrooms back to their dining room tables Tuesday.

The division staff spent Monday getting ready to send students home and have them dial in to the class room remotely said Ron Falk, Hanover School Division Board of Trustees chair.

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“Thankfully we have a fair bit of experience from earlier in the spring. We will be doing the same kind of format where the teachers are able to Zoom in with their students at home and hold class like that.”

The division moved to remote learning after cases spiked in the Steinbach area, which at one point last week had a test positivity rate of 40 per cent.

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-with files from Amber McGuckin and Shane Gibson

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