Alberta announces new COVID-19 restrictions after active cases reach all time high

632 remain in hospital with a record 151 in ICU.

Starting on Friday, April 30th there will be some new restrictions in the province after Alberta hit an all time high for active cases reached past 21,000.

Premier Jason Kenney announced new targeted measures effective Friday for hot spots in the province where there are 365 or more active cases per 100,000 residents with a floor of 250 cases.

Fort McMurray, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Strathcona County, Grande Prairie and Lethbridge are all affected.

Kenney announced Alberta will put in a curfew for communities with 1000 cases per 100,000 residents where the municipality requests it.

Kenney says the province will work with restaurants to be more stringent about identifying that people on patios are indeed from the same household or are the two identified close contacts who live alone.

Kenney added if people refuse to pay COVID fines, they will not be permitted to renew their license and other registry services.

For at least two weeks, there will be a temporary closure of all indoor fitness and indoor sports effective Friday.

All junior high school and and senior high schools will shift to online starting on Monday in the hot spots

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