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Rapid COVID testing kits coming to Alberta

Rapid COVID testing kits coming to Alberta

As part of the $9.5-million contract, AHS will receive 250 handheld devices, along with 100,000 testing kits, to be distributed to healthcare facilities outside of Calgary and Edmonton. The first shipment of devices and testing kits arrives next month.
Alberta 'war room' budget shrinking by 90 per cent

Alberta 'war room' budget shrinking by 90 per cent

The budget reduction is slated to last for three months or until regular operations can resume.
Stay on your property if quarantining: Hinshaw

Stay on your property if quarantining: Hinshaw

Alberta’s top doctor said you are no longer able to go for walks in your neighbourhood or visit a park if you are self quarantining.
Eight Albertans have now died from COVID-19

Eight Albertans have now died from COVID-19

“Although these individuals had risk factors like older age or chronic medical conditions, their lives mattered as much as any of ours. This has been one of the hardest days yet."
LIVE: Watch the coronavirus daily update for Monday March 30

LIVE: Watch the coronavirus daily update for Monday March 30

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health and officials will provide an update on COVID-19 and the ongoing work to protect public health at 4:30 p.m.
Home ... at last

Home ... at last

What now?
St. Albert RCMP bracing for an increase in calls

St. Albert RCMP bracing for an increase in calls

The St. Albert detachment has seen a decrease in calls for service over the past week, but as tensions begin to rise around safeguarding property, mental wellness due to self-isolating and social distancing and the economic downturn, RCMP anticipate this could change and contribute to the rise of different crime trends.
Update: Alberta doctors send letter asking government to delay health-care restructuring

Update: Alberta doctors send letter asking government to delay health-care restructuring

Third Albertan dies of COVID-19

Third Albertan dies of COVID-19

Seventy-three Albertans have so far recovered.
Fifty-three people in Alberta have now recovered from COVID-19

Fifty-three people in Alberta have now recovered from COVID-19

The province reported 79 more people were diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of Albertans infected to 621.