Canada Angered by rodeo, Jason Kenney to announce more COVID-19 restrictions

12:41  04 may  2021
12:41  04 may  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

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EDMONTON — Albertans are getting ready to hear new public health restrictions today as the province's leaders deal with the highest COVID-19 case rates in the country.

Jason Kenney looking at the camera © Provided by The Canadian Press

Premier Jason Kenney says he will be announcing a new round of tougher restrictions, prompted by a weekend rodeo which openly defied public health rules.

Kenney told reporters yesterday he was angered by the "No More Lockdowns" rodeo at Bowden, and said the next few weeks are critical.

Alberta had 23,608 active COVID-19 cases Monday — the highest rate of infection in Canada.

There were 658 people in hospital, including 154 in intensive care.

Kenney said last week that new laws weren’t necessary but, days later, instituted new regulations in so-called COVID-19 hot spots.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 4, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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