Saskatchewan premier, health officer to provide COVID-19 update

REGINA — The government of Saskatchewan is to provide a COVID-19 update this afternoon.

Premier Scott Moe and the province's chief medical health officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, have scheduled a news conference for 3 p.m.

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Both Moe and Shahab have said that the province’s reopening plans will depend on vaccination rates.

The province has today reported 189 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths.

It also says people age 37 and up can now get vaccinated, as well as those 18 and over in the Northern Saskatchewan District.

Frontline workers are also eligible and must provide proof of employment at the time of immunization.

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

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