A new mobile COVID-19 testing site has opened in Winnipeg.

The mobile site will initially add immediate additional capacity in Winnipeg while new drive-thru sites are being set up. After that, the mobile site can be moved around to other communities in the province should they require an increase in capacity due to a spike in cases.

Three new drive-thru sites are being set up in Winnipeg with the option for a fourth.

The province says more drive-thru sites will be opened in Dauphin, Brandon, Portage, and Winkler in the coming weeks. Additional information about those locations will be provided as sites open.

The province is reminding Manitobans that only those experiencing COVID symptoms should get tested, and they should be tested as soon as possible when symptoms are present.