Affected regions: Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Grand Prairie, Airdrie and Lethbridge, and Strathcona County.
The gyms in these sectors close on Friday. In addition, any indoor sports activities must be discontinued.
Starting Monday, all students in grades 7-12 in these regions will study remotely.
These new measures will be in effect for at least two weeks.
Threat of curfew
We impose a curfew if necessary, especially if the number of cases rises to 1,000 or more per 100,000 inhabitants and in cases where it is required by the municipal government.– said Jason Kenny.
The prime minister noted that Alberta currently has over 21,000 active cases, a record number since the start of the pandemic.
We had no choice but to add these measures.
I wanted to take a moment to highlight the gravity of the situation and how bad things could turn out if the people of Alberta don’t put in real effort over the next few weeks.Jason Kenny said before asking the latter to abide by existing restrictions so that the government does not have to impose a new set of even tighter restrictions.
Jason Kenny says that
many Albertans are tired of COVID-19, and measures and people ignore thembut this is necessary in order not to overload hospitals.
Currently, 632 people are in hospital due to COVID-19, including 151 in intensive care.
Record number of cases
Alberta has recorded 2,048 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest rate since the start of the pandemic.
Three more deaths have also been confirmed.
So far, 63% of the 21,385 active cases are associated with variants of the coronavirus. The Calgary area remains the hardest hit with 8,962 active cases. There are 5916 people in Edmonton.
To date, 1,528,569 doses of the vaccine have been administered in the province.