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Manitoba confirms two additional presumptive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus

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Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen tells media about the province's first presumptive case of novel coronavirus – Mar 12, 2020

The province of Manitoba has confirmed two additional presumptive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in the Winnipeg area.

“Case two – a man in his 30s who lives in the area of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority – has tested positive for COVID-19.  At this time, it appears the individual was exposed to the virus through recent travel.  Public health investigations are ongoing,” the province said in a statement.

“Case three – a man in his 30s who lives in the area of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority – has tested positive for COVID-19.  At this time, it appears the individual was also exposed to the virus through recent travel.  Public health investigations are ongoing.”

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Health officials say people who were on board three planes on March 7 and 8 may have been exposed.

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  • Philippines Airlines flight PR 466 from Manila to Incheon, Korea – rows 48 to 54;
  • Air Canada flight AC 0064 from Incheon, Korea to Vancouver International Airport – rows 30 to 36;
  • Air Canada flight AC 8624 from Vancouver International Airport to Winnipeg – rows 24 to 29.

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People on the flight in those rows should self-isolate and monitor themselves for symptoms, said the province.

The province of Manitoba confirmed the first presumptive case of COVID-19 in Manitoba Thursday morning.

That case was a woman in her 40s living in the Winnipeg area who had recently travelled to the Philippines.

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