COVID testing site opens in Brandon 

HEALTH: Two more cases of the virus confirmed outside of Winnipeg 

A dedicated testing site for COVID-19 has opened in Brandon. 

The site opened in the morning of March 18, according to an announcement from the province.  

The testing site is at the Nurses Residence Gymnasium at the Brandon Regional Health Centre and will be open seven days per week, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Not everyone can be tested right now. 

“People without symptoms do not need to be tested for COVID-19,” said Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer.  

People with symptoms should call Health Links, Roussin said. An online assessment tool is also available. 

A testing site in Steinbach is slated to open soon, according to a March 17 announcement.  

This comes as two cases of the virus were confirmed outside of Winnipeg—both in the Southern Health region. Roussin declined to give specifics as to which community the cases were in. 

Both people diagnosed with the virus are in their 60s, according to a March 17 news release. Both people are recovering at home, said Roussin. 

 

 

 

 

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Geralyn Wichers grew up on a hobby farm near Anola, Manitoba, where her family raised cattle, pigs and chickens. Geralyn graduated from Red River College’s Creative Communications program in 2019 and was previously a reporter for The Carillon in Steinbach. Geralyn is also a published author of science fiction and fantasy novels.

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