Potential publicity to COVID-19 variants at Winnipeg Costco

WINNIPEG – Public health officials are warning people of possible exposure to a variant of COVID-19 in Winnipeg.

The incident occurred on March 7th between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Costco at 1315 St. James St.

The variant is variant B.1.1.7, which was first found in the United Kingdom.

If someone develops COVID-19 symptoms, they will be asked to self-isolate and get tested.

Winnipeg has had previous exposures to variants, including on Winnipeg Transit Route 16 on March 4th and 5th between 11:09 am and 12:00 pm

In addition, on March 5, between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Silver Heights Restaurant on Portage Ave. 2169 potential exposures at 12:30 pm and then at the Chicken Chef Restaurant at 3770 Portage Ave. between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Nine new cases of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 were identified in Manitoba on Wednesday.

A total of 64 COVID-19 variant cases have been identified in the province.

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