Manitoba's plan to ramp up COVID-19 testing and cut lengthy lines could result in people stuck at home for days awaiting results.

While the provincial government makes good on its promise to open new test sites, it is not clear how it plans to process the hundreds of additional swabs it will collect.

Over the coming weeks, six new sites are to become operational.

But the two facilities the province relies on to process novel coronavirus kits are already very busy.

The Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union says you can't ramp up testing without ensuring you have the technologists in place to process the tests.