One Province Is Warning Against Cross Border Shopping Amid 'Critical' COVID-19 Situation
People are also speculating about what will happen with shopping in Ontario.
It seems likeis going to be very different because of the pandemic and one province is warning residents to not cross the border because of the "critical" COVID-19 situation.
Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba's Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, took to Twitter to plead with people in his province.
"I am asking Manitobans to avoid non-essential travel and to not drive out-of-province to holiday shop," he said.
I am asking Manitobans to avoid non-essential travel and to not drive out-of-province to holiday shop.
Dr. Brent Roussin
Dr. Roussin also asked Manitobans to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying home.
Currently, the province is under the "critical" response level which is the most severe.
That means retailers are only allowed to sell essential items in-store while non-essential items can only be available online, by phone, delivery or pick-up.
Withunofficially kicking off the holiday shopping season, there's concern about what that will mean for the pandemic.
Vaughan Mills, a massive shopping mall in Ontario, wasas people were speculating about shoppers from heading there for sales.
More thanwere racked up in Manitoba in a single week recently.