No new COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, northern travel ban to be lifted Monday

REGINA — Saskatchewan is planning to lift travel restrictions in the north that were put in place due to an outbreak of COVID-19.

The provincial government says that starting June 8 people will be able to travel into the northwestern region and residents there will be allowed to move between communities.

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Also starting next week, more Saskatchewan businesses closed because of the pandemic will be allowed to reopen.

The province reported no new cases of COVID-19 today.

Of a total 646 total cases, 33 are believed to be active while 602 people have recovered.

Health officials say most of the active cases are in the far north and the two people who remain in hospital are in intensive care in Saskatoon.

So far, 11 people have died from the illness.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 2, 2020

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