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Leader of Opposition and Manitoba NDP Leader tests positive for COVID

Monday Morning the Leader of the Opposition in Manitoba tested positive for COVID-19.

Wab Kinew, the Manitoba Leader announced via social media that he had tested positive only days before the start of the fall sitting of the legislature.

"Now I wanted to give people this news with the government giving their Throne Speech this week and the House being back in session, people will probably notice that I'm going to be absent," Kinew said in a video posted to social media.

" I want everyone to know that I will participate in both the Throne Speech and the session virtually," Kinew added.

"Now the symptoms I'm experiencing are mild, and I'm happy that I have a place to self-isolate and I'm also happy that my family is doing well," he said will mentioning the fact that he has had two shots of the COVID-19 vaccination.

"The news today was a bit of a surprise, but now that I think about it, it is a reminder that we all need to continue to stay vigilant against the threat that is COVID-19," he added.

Since Friday, Manitoba has seen 660 new cases of the Virus. 201 on Friday, 164 cases on Saturday, 159 cases on Sunday, and 136 cases confirmed today.

According to the Government of Manitoba website, Individuals identified as having COVID-19 must immediately enter mandatory isolation until public health officials advise they can end isolation.


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