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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 chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab have a news conference at 3 p.m.

On Monday, the province reported 108 people in hospital with COVID-19. 

That’s the lowest number of virus-related hospitalizations since Nov. 28.

Saskatchewan residents 70 and older, 50 and older in the north, or who received their first dose of vaccine before March 15 are eligible to book their second shot. 

The first step of the province’s reopening began Sunday, and the province says the second phase is tentatively set to begin on June 20. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 1, 2021.

The Canadian Press