$298 - that's the new fine for anyone refusing to wear a mask inside public places in Manitoba.
The province brought in the new fine to try and get a handle on the province's soaring COVID-19 infection rates - the highest in the country.
Chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin says it only applies indoors, masks are not mandatory outdoors.
He says fines for disobeying other COVID-19 health rules remain the same - $1,296 dollars for individuals - $5,000 for businesses.
The Manitoba government says sinnce April - 200 tickets and over 300 warnings have been issued for violating COVID-19 health regulations.
Businesses hit with $5,000 fines, since November 1st, include several bars and restaurants in Brandon, Neepawa and Winnipeg - as well as gyms in both Brandon and Winnipeg.
Six people have also been ticketed for not isolating, one for unnecessary travel to the north, and one at the Steinbach anti-mask rally - but more fines are expected to be levelled after that event.
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