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'Trust themselves:' Sask. premier, chief health officer differ on COVID gathering limits

'Trust themselves:' Sask. premier, chief health officer differ on COVID gathering limits

Chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said that he estimates one in every 100 Sask. residents has Omicron and could be unwittingly spreading it to others.
Sask. COVID update: 6,861 new cases in past week

Sask. COVID update: 6,861 new cases in past week

A provincial updated included data from the past week as well as the whole of December.
Students, staff asked to self-report COVID cases in Sask. schools

Students, staff asked to self-report COVID cases in Sask. schools

Education Minister Dustin Duncan said things will operate on an "honour system" between staff, parents and school divisions.
Sask. opens 4th booster vaccines to at-risk individuals

Sask. opens 4th booster vaccines to at-risk individuals

Fourth doses against COVID-19 are now open to select individuals, as Omicron cases rise in Saskatchewan.
Sask. COVID update: 1,954 new cases recorded over New Years’ weekend

Sask. COVID update: 1,954 new cases recorded over New Years’ weekend

Sask. COVID-19 data has been updated for the first time since Friday, showing 1,954 new cases across the province.
NDP asks for delay on return to school

NDP asks for delay on return to school

Sask. NDP leaders are hoping for a better plan against Omicron
Sask. reporting 908 new COVID cases since last update before Christmas

Sask. reporting 908 new COVID cases since last update before Christmas

Saskatchewan is reporting a large surge in new cases over the holidays, with 824 confirmed to be the Omicron variant.
NDP call for holiday gathering restrictions to head off fifth wave of COVID

NDP call for holiday gathering restrictions to head off fifth wave of COVID

Sask. NDP are calling for official gathering restrictions over the holidays, to preemptively cut Omicron transmission before it surges.
Sask. records 65 Omicron cases, no formal holiday restrictions

Sask. records 65 Omicron cases, no formal holiday restrictions

"The actions we take over the holidays will determine if and when we will see a surge [of Omicron].” - Chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab.
Meili: Gov't must prepare for fifth wave

Meili: Gov't must prepare for fifth wave

Booster shots will be available for individuals 18 and up beginning on Monday.
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