Saskatchewan introduces new public health order; no decline in COVID-19 cases

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REGINA — The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency says residents will be required to provide proof of vaccination to enter hospitals and long-term care homes as the province reports no decline in COVID-19 cases.

Marlo Pritchard, who is president of the agency responsible for emergency management, says the health order is to come into effect on Nov. 8.

Pritchard says visitors to health-care facilities can also show a negative COVID-19 test performed within the last three days.

He says the measure will help prevent vulnerable people in high-risk settings from getting sick.

The province is reporting 238 new cases of COVID-19, and 238 hospitalizations, including 54 patients in intensive care.

Twenty-two Saskatchewan residents are in Ontario receiving care, including three who were taken in the last 24 hours.

Pritchard says two patients a day will be transferred to Ontario between Friday and Sunday.

The Canadian Press

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