Premier Scott Moe says he hopes to fully reopen Saskatchewan by July 11

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REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he hopes to fully reopen the province by July 11.

Moe says most restrictions will be removed three weeks after 70 per cent of those aged 12 and older have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The province will also wait three weeks after the start of the second stage of its reopening plan, which is expected to happen on June 20.

Step three, which requires 70 per cent of those age 18 and older to receive their first dose, would see most restrictions in the province lifted.

The final step would also remove gathering size limits and indoor masking orders.

Sixty-two per cent of those aged 12 and older in the province have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 1, 2021.

The Canadian Press