“We need to make this change, this sacrifice for two weeks.”
Dr. Brent Roussin
As of Monday, gathering limits will be decreased from 10 to five.
"In addition to household members you can have only five other people at your home," he said. He also said only tables of five or less will be allowed at restaurants.
Next, he explained that all beverage rooms, entertainment facilities, casinos, and bingo halls will be closed. In the question period, the health official explained that "beverage rooms" include bars, clubs, and lounges that aren't restaurants.
In addition, restaurants and retail stores will only be allowed to operate at 50% capacity.
The health official said that fines can be issued when required and the province will be looking at stepping up enforcement efforts in the coming weeks.
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Over half of those tickets were given to people who hosted indoor and outdoor gatherings and another nine tickets were given to those who failed to self-isolate when they were supposed to. These tickets came out to $1,296 each.
An additional 12 tickets of nearly $300 each were given to people who weren't wearing their masks while indoors in public places.
In April, the investigation led to the delivery driver's home in Mynarski and they found an astounding 100 stolen items.
Those items accounted for an additional $30,000 in stolen packages.
"A 58-year adult male of Winnipeg was charged with one global charge of Theft from Mail (encompassing 46 events) and released on an Appearance Notice," read the news release, saying that more charges might come down the line.