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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced new public health restrictions for the province on December 8, 2020The economy and its crucial tourism industry after lockdown measures were imposed in early November. Bu, at a joint press conference with Health Minister Tyler Shandro, JobsThe BJP and other parties as well as a giant Hindu festival o, Economy and Innovation Minister Doug Schweitzer, and Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health, Drand provincial health care systems are at risk of being overwhelmed. As of Friday. Deena Hinshaw. The premier began by praising Albertans for the efforts that Albertans have made in following public health guidelines through most of the last nine months of the pandemic; then he addressed the reality that in the last few weeks, the province has seen a dramatic increase in positive cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Premier Kenney spoke about the impact that COVID-19 has had on Alberta’s healthcare system, about the 1000’s of cancelled surgeries that have caused hardship and even death for some Albertans. While describing the need to protect the province’s healthcare system, the premier said “If we do not succeed in bending down the curve, we will see these hospitalization numbers continue to increase. And that’s not the conclusion of some theoretical model; it is the hard mathematical reality of the exponential spread of this virus. That means more cancelled surgeries, more delayed healthcare, more strain on our emergency and intensive care wardsabstractVisible. It means more deaths, especially amongst our most elderly and vulnerable.”

The public health measures and restrictions announced at this press conference will be in place for a minimum of four weeksOutdoor public gatherings, which regrettably includes Christmas.

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According to a government press release, the following restrictrictions apply:

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