On Wednesday the province passed the threshold of more than 3 for the first timeExceeded 000 known active cases after 164 new infections were reported

Saskatchewan is halting the sport and expanding mandatory masking in response to rising COVID-19 case numbers in the province

The province had more than 3 for the first time on Wednesday000 known active cases and reported 164 new infections After Manitoba, Alberta, and Nunavut, there were more cases per capita than any other Canadian jurisdiction

Prime Minister Scott Moe said it wasn’t time for another lockdown He argued that the economic and social consequences were too great, but that new restrictions were needed

“It would be great if we could just identify one or two places where the spread is happening and only limit those In reality, however, COVID is in our community and is spreading in different places”Said Moe

The Prime Minister spoke from his home in Shellbrook, where he is self-isolating at a Prince Albert restaurant until Sunday following a possible COVID-19 exposure

From Friday, Nov. 27, Masks are required in all workplaces.They are also required for all schools and day care centers in Saskatchewan, except for eating or water sports. Children up to the age of two are exempt and children between the ages of 3 and 12 are encouraged to use one Wear a mask if you are able

Masks will also be mandatory in public areas of correctional facilities after several prisons reported outbreaks of COVID-19 this week

Sports leagues in Saskatchewan, including cheerleading, hockey, and curling, are on hold until at least December 17, the date the Saskatchewan Hockey Association was hoping to end the game this year

Athletes and dancers aged 18 and under may continue to train, but must do so in groups of eight or fewer people while wearing masks and keeping them three meters apart

Restaurants, bars and nightclubs limit the number of guests at a table to four (out of six) The tables must be three meters apart unless there is a barrier between them

Recreational facilities such as casinos and theaters cannot accommodate more than 30 people This also applies to places of worship and indoor gatherings such as weddings. Shared dining is also not permitted at these events

Large retail locations must reduce their capacity to 50 percent or four square meters of space per person, whichever is less

While there are no longer any “super-spreader” events in the province, Saskatchewan has reported an average of more than 200 new cases per day over the past week, four times what it was about a month ago, according to Shahab

“Some of the measures we have taken over the past few weeks have made a difference, but the difference has not been enough to bring our numbers down,” said Shahab

U of the S epidemiologist Dr Cordell Neudorf said the recent restrictions are positive but cautioned that given the level of community transmission they may not be enough

His advice is to settle locally and support local businesses with roadside pickup or delivery, he said

“The danger is that we only affect the slope and the falls keep climbing This could be enough to keep our hospitals congested in the coming weeks“That’s the danger with this kind of movement”

Moe said the government was considering financial relief for companies affected by new restrictions, but would not say which companies could get them or when more details could be released

He said the new measures were “significant” and expressed confidence that they will lower the infection rate

The province reported a record of 111 people in hospital with COVID-19, of which 19 in intensive care, 79 people are said to have recovered

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