COVID-19 in Alberta: New restrictions announced, Premier Kenney in self-isolation – Nov. 12, 2020
In Edmonton, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, provides an update on the response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. She is joined by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney via teleconference and Health Minister Tyler Shandro via videoconference. The premier is in self-isolation after coming into close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
The province, which has seen record numbers of COVID-19 cases in recent days, is introducing additional measures aimed at slowing the spread of the virus. The measures include a two-week prohibition of group fitness, team sports, and group performances in most urban areas, including Calgary and Edmonton. In regions of the province currently under ‘enhanced’ status, new limits will be placed on the size of weddings and funerals and on the capacity of places of worship. Restaurants and bars in those same regions will be required to close by 11:00 pm and residents are being asked not to hold social gatherings in their homes.