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Alberta premier rejecting regional rules on COVID-19 for now

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Jason Kenney says there are no plans right now to look at varying economic restrictions based on regions.Critics, including United Conservative caucus member Drew Barnes, are urging Kenney to look at varying the restrictions in areas of the province where there are few cases of COVID-19.

2 of Alberta premier’s caucus members join coalition fighting COVID-19 restrictions Kenney says they did so for a while last year when case counts were low, but rates became so high during the second wave that regional variances wouldn’t be effective.He says rates are rising of late in rural regions while falling in Edmonton and Calgary.Alberta is now in the first stage of a four-part program to lift economic restrictions as COVID-19 hospitalization rates.

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