Shahab reminds residents to stay home for Easter

The Saskatchewan government is issuing a reminder for people to stay at home this weekend and not have family gatherings for Easter.

Provincial chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab says  now is simply not the time and we must keep doing what we have been doing to limit the spread of COVID19.

“It is very critical that we minimize face-to-face gatherings and continue with the physical distancing that we have been doing for the next number of days and weeks.” Shahab said.

He adds that with Passover underway and Easter and Ramadan coming up that you can still celebrate albeit differently this year.

“This is a time to observe them, but not to get together.” Shahab said. “Faith leaders have been reaching out to say there are many “virtual” ways to gather and take part in events that do not put you at risk.

Premier Scott Moe also weighed in on the matter during the government’s daily briefing on Wednesday saying by keeping apart that we are pulling together to stop the spread of the virus in Saskatchewan.

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