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Province issues over $77K in COVID-19 fines to Manitobans last week

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: January 12, 2021 10:51

22 tickets issued in relation to gatherings in private residences

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The province handed-out fewer tickets last week to those violating COVID-19 public health orders, but the total amount was still over $77,000.

The Manitoba government says, from January 4 to 10, a total of 249 warnings and 48 tickets were issued, down slightly from 55 tickets and over $71,000 the previous week. 

The tickets handed out include;

- 33 $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offences;
- eight tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in indoor public places; and 
- six $5,000 tickets to businesses.

The province notes that 22 of the 33 $1,296 tickets issued last week were in relation to gatherings in private residences that were reported through the COVID Tip Line. 

Since enforcement efforts began in April, a total of 2,211 warnings and 720 tickets have been issued, resulting in more than $1 million in fines to businesses and individuals.

Meanwhile, as the province continues to enjoy unseasonably warm January temperatures, officials advise that enforcement will maintain an ongoing presence at outdoor recreational venues to ensure compliance with public health orders. While Manitobans are encouraged to continue enjoying outdoor activities, individuals are reminded to practice the fundamentals. Do not gather in groups of more than five and maintain a separation of at least two metres unless you reside at the same residence.

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