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As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to break record after record in Saskatchewan, the province is enacting more aggressive measures to control the spread of the virus.

The province is expanding its mask mandate, recommending in-class learning for some high schools, and alcohol sales will be cut off by 10 p.m.

Starting Monday, Nov. 26, 59 more communities will be under a mandatory masking order.

Anyone who lives in a community of 5,000 people or more will have to wear a mask in indoor public places. The order is in effect for 28 days.

A curfew is also being placed on alcohol sales starting this Monday. All restaurants, bars, taverns and nightclubs in the province will have to stop serving alcohol by 10 p.m., and consumption must end by 11 p.m., says the Ministry of Health. There are exceptions for private events and outdoor spaces. There is also a ban on hookah and waterpipe services.

As for schools, all divisions are asked to move to Level 3 in their back-to-school plans for high schools with 600 students or more.

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7460855/saskatchewan-coronavirus-covid-19-new-measures-restrictions/

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