More staff to help fight COVID-19 in Ontario will not be coming from Alberta, but the premier's office says their hearts go out to the province. 

In response to a letter from Ontario asking for other regions to send 620 health care workers to help deal with a strain on the system, Alberta has said they have to prioritize their own province right now. 

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The statement from Jason Kenney's office said "we are simply not in a position to send our health care workers outside the province at this time. Our priority must be and will be the health and safety of Albertans, and that means making sure our hospitals are adequately staffed to treat COVID-19 patients."

While the province is unable to provide assistance right now, the statement said "[their] hearts go out to the people of Ontario as they fight this third wave."

As of the evening of April 15, Ontario reported 200 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days, while Alberta has seen 210 cases per 100,000 people in the same time frame.