Paungassi May Have Variant

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – According to the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, there are seven probable cases of the UK variant at Paungassi First Nation.

These samploes have been sent to Winnipeg’s Microbiology Lab for confirmation.

This COVID-19 variant is more transmissible and possibly more deadly.

The province has only seen one official case of the B117 variant so far which was linked to international travel.

Paungassi has been locked down for almost two weeks and the military was called in to help.

The AMC says aggressive measures are being taken to control the situation.