- Premier declares the latest limitations around venue capacities amongst skyrocketing case totals.
- Alberta to open all coronavirus booster shots after Omicron rises.
Omicron cases spike, Alberta opens booster shots for 18 and above:
With the Omicron variant grabbing hold in Alberta, the region declared recent efforts to control cases of COVID-19 from sufficing hospitals during the vacation season.
Beginning instantly, all Albertans aged 18 and older who acquired their double COVID-19 vaccine at least five months ago can book the third dose, the region declared Tuesday.
“I fully anticipate that we are going to see immediate growth of Omicron,” Premier Jason Kenney stated at a press conference on Tuesday. “We’ve gone from a positivity rate in the span of four per cent to 11 per cent today. Source – cbc.ca
“We should all be extremely concerned,” he stated. Source – cbc.ca
The best method for Albertans to reply to this wake-up call is by striding on to bringing their third vaccination shot, he stated.
“There are still numerous unknowns about this, and we should persist to very near study the emerging data around the world, but what we do know is that this variant is more contagious than any earlier strain of the COVID 19 virus,” Kenney stated. Source – cbc.ca
The premier also raised further compulsory actions which will take result on Dec. 24. The differences include:
- 50 per cent ability limit at venues that seat almost 1,000 individuals. For venues with a total of between 500 and 1,000 inhabitants, 500 is the limitation. There is no effect on venues beneath 500.
- No food or drink consumption in seated audience sets or during breaks in the above-mentioned venues, including NHL matches.
- Full table capacity of 10 individuals in restaurants, pubs and bars. No mingling between tables.
- No interactive activities at diners, pubs and bars (e.g., dancing, darts and billiards).
- Eateries, pubs and bars must cease liquor service at 11 p.m., and shut at 12:30 a.m.