'Enough is enough:' Saskatchewan premier floats tougher COVID-19 enforcement

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REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he won't shut down all restaurants and bars because a few are flouting COVID-19 rules.

Instead, he says he's asking public-health officials to look at more enforcement measures, such as forcing rule breakers to close.

Moe says "enough is enough" and is expressing frustration at a recent video that shows young people dancing without masks and mingling at a bar in Regina.

Health officials are reporting another 309 COVID-19 infections and say six more residents have died.

Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer says the province remains stuck at a daily average of around 300 new cases and hospitalizations are on the rise.

Moe says he doesn't believe the province needs to introduce stricter public-health measures to stem the virus's spread, but people need to follow the rules already in place.

There are 207 people in hospital, with 31 of them in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 19, 2020

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