Manitoba Families Minister to make announcement on child-care support

Manitoba’s Families Minister is expected to announce child-care supports Wednesday.

Read more: Manitoba to move all K-12 schools in Winnipeg, Brandon to remote learning Wednesday

Rochelle Squires has scheduled a press conference for 3 p.m. Global News will stream the event live in this story.

Manitoba announces public health measures for schools outside Winnipeg, Brandon

The announcement comes as the government moved all kindergarten through Grade 12 schools in Brandon and Winnipeg to remote learning Wednesday.

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Read more: Return to remote learning means scramble for some working Winnipeg parents

The move, announced Sunday, will see schools closed in the province’s two largest cities until at least May 30 in an attempt to curb rising COVID-19 case numbers.

More to come…

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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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