The province of Saskatchewan has announced the first phase of its re-opening on May 4th to include the resumption of medical services. such as dentists and optometrists.
It will also allow low-risk outdoor activities like fishing and boating, with retail stores and salons to follow on May 19th.
Saskatchewan only has 365 cases of COVID 19, with 5 deaths as of April 28.
Other provinces, however, are not ready to loosen restrictions just yet.
In Vancouver, British Columbia, anti-lockdown protesters marched over the weekend against COVID-19 measures that have shut down the economy.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is asking Canadians to be more patient with the restrictions in place due to the pandemic.
“Different provinces and territories wil be able to move at a diff pace. But we need clear and coordinated efforts from coast to coast to coast. And no matter where you live, you need to continue following recommendations from public health officials that will keep everyone safe.”
Canada has recorded more than 49,000 cases as of April 28, with 2,766 deaths due to COVID-19.
In its latest modeling projections, the country’s chief medical officer confirmed the country’s rate of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has slowed down — a big change from projections released earlier this month.
But Canadians aren’t going back to normal for a while.
“If we do everything we are doing right now, maintaining and easing things really slowly and cautiously, we can get to the bottom of that initial wave. Even then, we have to be extremely careful; that’s when you can potentially get that second wave.”
Canadian artists meantime recently collaborated on an online concert titled “Stronger Together.”
Justin Bieber, Drake, Michael Buble, Shania Twain and others checked in from home with short performances, and a special rendition of “Lean on Me” to remind Canadians on the strength fight the virus together.
“Stronger Together” was done for the benefit of Food Banks Canada.