Winnipeg police to unveil COVID-19 enforcement plans

Details about planned COVID-19 enforcement will be released by Winnipeg police this morning.

A news conference has been scheduled for 11:15 a.m. CT with Winnipeg Police Service Const. Rob Carver.

CBC Manitoba will live stream the news conference here and on Facebook, Twitter and CBC Gem.

Premier Brian Pallister and Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin have said enforcement of the COVID-19 protocols will be a key part of their strategy to stamp down the surge in cases.

People don’t seem to be listening to repeated requests to adhere to current restrictions, they have said, so increased penalties and stepped-up enforcement are necessary.

Pallister has also raised the possibility of a daily curfew, and said on Tuesday that would only work with buy-in from Winnipeg police and RCMP to break up “the big house parties that have been happening.”