Alberta mayor urges better communication about COVID variant outbreak at business

Premier Jason Kenney announcing a step back in the provincial re-opening strategy

One outbreak involves three work sites in the North and Central zones, while a separate one involves a workplace in the Calgary Zone.

Hinshaw taking to Twitter on Monday instead of the originally planned live update saying this new outbreak began with a traveller who returned from out of the province, leading to 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Alberta Health has refused to confirm the specifics of the outbreak but Postmedia obtained a letter sent by Alberta Health Services on Saturday confirming the outbreak occurred at PTW Energy Services.

Hinshaw says so far three of those infections are confirmed to be the more unsafe Brazilian variant, but she adds that's likely to increase as more results come in.

Those variants now account for 39.2 per cent of active cases in the province.

Jordan arrests ex-palace aide, others for ‘security’ reasons
The country's powerful intelligence agency has gained extra powers since the pandemic began, drawing criticism from rights groups. In his videos, Prince Hamzah, the king's half-brother, said he had been told he could not go out or communicate with people.

St. Albert added another nine COVID-19 cases overnight while six more people recovered, bringing the total active cases in the city to 113.

More than 9,102 tests were completed Sunday.

Beginning Tuesday at 8 A.M., additional Albertans will be eligible to book a COVID-19 immunization as part of phase 2B through AHS online & Health Link 8-1-1.

The province has 10,809 active cases of COVID-19.

"These investigations are complex and it's important that we ensure information is accurate and that anyone at risk is directly contacted before sharing details".

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