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Manitoba premier rejects call for new measures as COVID-19 cases spike

While more vaccines are going into Manitoban arms, the rollout can't keep up with the rapid spread of COVID. This has led to calls from doctors in the province to demand the government tighten restrictions so that the medical system doesn't get overworked. Premier Brian Pallister responded to those calls on Thursday saying the province currently has some of the most stringent restrictions in the country.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks at an emergency COVID-19 physically distanced session at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

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NEW | 1.9M vaccine doses coming next week, but Canada could administer 3.1M: PHAC head

Canada could be administering 3.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses a week, but well into what the federal government has coined the 'ramp-up' phase of Canada's vaccine rollout, the number of shots coming into Canada most weeks is still below what provinces and territories are capable of putting into arms, according to the head of the Public Health Agency of Canada.