Regina police will patrol for COVID-19 rule breakers on Super Bowl Sunday

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REGINA — Police in Regina say officers and health inspectors will spend Super Bowl Sunday patrolling for potential COVID-19 rule breakers.

The city's police service has issued a warning to fans and businesses to follow public-health rules on game day.

The current health order prohibits households from having guests over and says no more than four people can sit together at bar or restaurant.

Such businesses also have to limit their capacity and follow an alcohol curfew.

Health officials announced another 269 new cases of COVID-19 in the province and say three more residents aged 60 and older have died from the virus.

The province also says its vaccination pace is picking up after it received new shipments.

As of Friday, more than 38,000 shots have been given to those deemed most at risk from the virus, including as seniors in long-term care homes, Indigenous adults in remote communities and critical health-care workers.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 5, 2020

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