This story will be updated as the press conference continues.
Two new cases of the novel coronavirus were announced Friday, both of them in Winnipeg.
The latest cases include one man in his 20s, and another in his 30s, according to the province. One is a truck driver, and the other man was a close contact.
As of Thursday an additional 671 laboratory tests for the virus were performed. The total number of tests performed since early February is now 47,372.
But people who are sick should still stay home, he said.
Roussin added workplaces need to look at their policies and practices when it comes to staying home because they’re ill.
“We need to make it easy as possible … the alternative is people come to work sick.”
Lanette Siragusa reminded people that hospitals and health care centres will start allowing a designated visitor, but some may not start until Monday or later.
Shared Health’s Chief Nursing Officer said people should call before they go.