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No new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba Tuesday

Premier Brian Pallister talks about the new employment program.

There were no new cases of the novel coronavirus identified Tuesday.

This leaves Manitoba’s total of probable and positive cases at 314.

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Manitoba health officials say there are no people in hospital or ICU, there are 14 active cases and 293 people have recovered. The number of deaths remains at seven.

For lab tests, 581 were performed yesterday, bringing the total since early February to 58,801.

READ MORE: Manitoba offers up to $2K for Manitobans to head back to work, drop CERB

Premier Brian Pallister announced a $2,000 incentive Tuesday for people who are collecting CERB to go off the program and go back to work.

Pallister said the plan, dubbed the Manitoba Job Restart program, will provide an initial payment of $500 plus three additional bi-weekly payments for $500 each, over six weeks — as long as participants voluntarily stop collecting the federal government’s CERB or CESB supports.

In a government release Pallister said the province will fully fund the program.

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