Winnipeg mayor to give update on city’s COVID-19 response Friday

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman will give an update on the city’s ongoing response to the novel coronavirus outbreak Friday.

Bowman will be joined by the head of Winnipeg’s emergency operations centre, Jason Shaw, at a 12:15 p.m. press conference.

Global News will stream the press conference live here.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

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To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.

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