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Alberta Is 'Getting Closer' To Reopening But COVID-19 Numbers Are Still Too High

We still have the same number of active cases as we did in mid-January.

Alberta Is 'Getting Closer' To Reopening But COVID-19 Numbers Are Still Too High

On Tuesday, May 25, Dr. Deena Hinshaw provided an Alberta COVID-19 update. During her announcement, she shared that there have been 387 new cases over the past 24 hours.

She said that 565 Albertans are currently in the hospital with COVID-19, 185 of whom are in intensive care. She also reported nine new deaths within the last day.

Update on COVID-19 – May 25 at 3:30 pm

Hinshaw noted that we are seeing a steady decline in new cases across the province. "Active cases have declined 52% from their peak earlier this month," she said, adding that this is a reminder that "our actions matter."

It's been three weeks now since the new enhanced restrictions were announced. "We are rapidly approaching a point when we can safely begin to ease measures. It's close, and getting closer every day," Hinshaw assured. "There are still more than 12,000 active COVID-19 cases. That's the same number we had in mid-January."

She said that we need to hold on for a little bit longer and continue to follow public health guidance. This announcement comes on the same day that our neighbour to the west, British Columbia, kicked off its reopening plan.

Toronto Police has announced that they will be making vaccines mandatory for all of their officers.

"Vaccination against COVID-19 protects the health and safety of each of our members, our workplaces and the public we serve," Chief James Ramer said in the October 21 announcement.

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If you attended a wedding in Mississauga this month, you might want to double-check that you don't need to get tested for COVID-19.

Peel Public Health says that attendees of two weddings exposed to COVID-19 in early October should "seek immediate testing," according to a press release.

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Two more Ontario doctors have been banned from giving medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 testing and mask requirements.

Dr. Rochagne Kilian, a doctor in Owen Sound, and Dr. Mark Trozzi, an Ontario doctor, had restrictions placed on their practices on October 15 at 11:59 p.m, according to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

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Ontario Road Test Centres Are Opening More Temporary Locations To Help With Backlog

You can start booking appointments at these new centres tomorrow.

Aspiring Ontario drivers rejoice! There will soon be three new locations to take your class G2 and G road tests.

A COVID-19 backlog is still affecting Ontario road test centres, and the Ontario government is opening even more temporary test centres to help move the long line of eager drivers along, according to a press release.

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