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Alberta's Current Health Measures Have Been Extended For 'At Least' Two More Weeks

Alberta is leading the country in cases per capita.

On Thursday, January 7, Premier Jason Kenney addressed the public to provide an Alberta COVID-19 update

After saying that kids will be going back to school as planned on January 11, he announced that the current health measures will be remaining in place for "at least" two more weeks. 

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January 21 The new date the measures will extend to.

“When we announced the current policies back in December we said that we would review them in a month,” said the politician.

We need some time to see “what impact the holidays had,” he continued.

Therefore, gatherings will still be banned in the province, both indoors and outdoors.

Restaurants and bars will be unable to welcome customers to dine in. Only curtsied pickup and delivery will be available.

Non-essential services like gyms and fitness centres will also remain closed for the time being.

Jason Kenney began the conference by putting forth the most recent COVID-19 numbers in the province. 

He said that there are 13,298 active cases, a 968 increase in the past 24 hours. In addition, 871 Albertans are currently hospitalized.