COVID-19 in Manitoba: Premier Discusses Sick-Leave Bill, Surge In Cases

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COVID-19 in Manitoba: Premier Discusses Sick-Leave Bill, Surge In Cases

In Winnipeg, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister provides an update on his government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He says his government is introducing legislation that will allow workers to take protected leave during the pandemic and apply for federal benefits. The federal government’s sick-leave program came into effect on September 27 and Manitoba’s legislation would be retroactive to that date. In his remarks, the premier also urges Manitobans to follow public-health advice amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the province. (October 26, 2020) (no interpretation)