Alberta to open for Summer by removing mandatory restrictions on Canada Day


Alberta will remove mandatory COVID-19 restrictions on 1st of July as the province reached the 70% vaccine threshold today. (File Photo – Credit Banff National Park)

Tyler Shandro, the Minister of Health of Alberta, said “In two weeks, Alberta will be in Stage 3 and fully reopen, removing mandatory restrictions.”

“Since May 1, Alberta’s active case declined faster than any other province in Canada,” he said, adding that “Active cases are the lowest they’ve been since October 11 and have declined by 61% since beginning Stage 1.”

He also added that more than 2.7 million Albertans have received at least one dose of a vaccine and more than 25% of eligible Albertans are fully vaccinated, the highest in the country.

“70% of Albertans have received at least one dose, and over 3.6 million doses have been administered,” Shandro said.

Meanwhile, Jason Kenney, the Premier of Alberta, took to the Twitter and said “Thanks to the scientists behind this miracle of modern medicine, and to everyone at AHS & pharmacies for getting 3.6 million jabs in people’s arms.”



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