Manitoba bans in-store sales of non-essential items, visitors to homes with some exceptions

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-bans-visitors-sale-nonessential-items-1.5808235

Manitoba is clamping down on private gatherings and businesses selling non-essential items in an effort to slow the alarming rise in coronavirus infections in the province. New COVID-19 public health orders will prohibit people from having anyone inside their home who doesn’t live there, with few exceptions, and businesses from selling non-essential items in stores. Previous orders, which came into effect last week, allowed gatherings at private residences of up to five people beyond those who normally live there, although Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin and others pleaded with Manitobans to stay home and only go out for essential items.