By Rod Nickel
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 25 (Reuters) – The Canadian province of Saskatchewan on Wednesday mentioned it might prohibit capacities of huge shops and sure different public locations because it goals to gradual the unfold of COVID-19.
The province mentioned shops of bigger than 20,000 sq. toes should scale back buyer entry to 50% capability, eating places and bars should restrict seating to 4 per desk and casinos, theaters and arenas should restrict attendance to 30 individuals, efficient on Friday.
Saskatchewan would require college students and employees to put on masks in colleges.
Saskatchewan, like all western provinces, has seen rising circumstances in latest weeks. Not like provinces which have locked down like Manitoba, the place the unfold is worse, Saskatchewan and Alberta have largely prevented closing companies and companies due to the financial harm it might trigger.
“A significantly better strategy for us is to search out methods to function and do it extra safely,” Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe mentioned.
Saskatchewan, whose economic system is dependent upon farming, mining and oil drilling, has the third-highest price of lively circumstances among the many 10 provinces.
Canada has reported 342,444 complete circumstances of COVID-19 and 11,618 deaths.
(Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg; extra reporting by Steve Scherer in Ottawa Modifying by Chris Reese and Tom Brown)
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