COVID-19: Alberta Implementing New Targeted Measures – April 29, 2021

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COVID-19: Alberta Implementing New Targeted Measures – April 29, 2021

In Calgary, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Health Minister Tyler Shandro provide an update on the province’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. They announce new targeted public health measures will apply to certain municipalities or regions where there are at least 350 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people and 250 currently active cases, including Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray and Strathcona County. Effective April 29, all indoor fitness, sport, and recreation activities in these areas will be prohibited. Effective May 3, junior and high school students will shift to online learning. The province will also implement a curfew in areas where case rates rise above 1,000 per 100,000 people, if the municipality or region requests it. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, also takes part in the briefing via videoconference. (no interpretation)