Manitoba is ready to continue its reopening plan. The plan includes more freedoms for fully vaccinated people who will be now able to visit gyms and salons. Fully vaccinated Manitobans will be able to enjoy all these activities because vaccination targets were met earlier than expected.
Earlier this month, the goal was set. In order to get on with reopening, Manitoba was required to have 70 percent of eligible Manitobans receive one dose and 25 percent receive both doses.
Premier Brian Pallister is pleased that the goal has been met.
“This is a good news day for Manitobans. After a year and a half of fighting COVID-19, it’s time for Manitobans to get some of their freedoms back and enjoy this beautiful summer.”
Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin also talked to the public:
“It’s been a lot of sacrifice over these last number of months and that sacrifice has led us to be able to do what we’re announcing today. There’s been a lot of missed celebrations, milestones and making of memories due to restrictions over the last several weeks. But today is that ray of hope.”
Besides being now able to enjoy gyms and salons, fully vaccinated Manitobans will be also able to dine indoors with members of different households and visit those who are also fully vaccinated in personal care homes and hospitals. They will be able to attend large-scale outdoor sporting and performing arts events even.
“For the past few months we’ve been in a race between vaccines and variants, and the variants have been winning. But thanks to the efforts of Manitobans, to roll up their sleeves not once but twice, the vaccines are starting to win and they’re beating back that third wave.”