Saskatchewan restricts group sizes, church services to tackle surging COVID-19 cases

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REGINA — Saskatchewan is tightening restrictions on group sizes and limiting how many people can attend worship services as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge.

The updated public-health orders limit people to associating within their smaller household bubbles beginning immediately.

It also restricts church gatherings to no more than 30 people.

There were 288 new cases of COVID-19 today and two more deaths.

One person was in their 30s and the other in their 60s, and both were from Regina, which has become a hot spot for variants of concern.

There are 202 people in hospital because of COVID-19, with 41 in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 13, 2021.

The Canadian Press