Province to open two new COVID-19 testing sites
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
WINNIPEG -- As the province announced a new case of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Thursday, it also said there are two new testing sites coming as well.
The province will be opening a site in Eriksdale, Man., at the Eriksdale Wellness Centre at 35 Railway Ave. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday.
The second site is set to open in Portage la Prairie at the Stride Centre, 245 Royal Rd., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Both of these new sites will be open on Friday.
The province said there will also be two other sites opening in the coming days. One will be in Dauphin on Saturday and the other will be in Pine Falls on Monday.
The province also announced the testing site in The Pas, Man., is being moved. It will now be located at the Royal Canadian Legion at 4 Veterans Way starting on Friday and will continue to be open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There are 16 testing sites in the province including seven drive-thru locations.