Coronavirus variants could alter phased reopening plan, Kenney says | CBC News

Coronavirus variants could alter phased reopening plan, Kenney says | CBC News
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Premier Jason Kenney told a telephone town hall Wednesday night that coronavirus variants could make it harder for the province to ease further restrictions in the near future. 

Although the province is ready to move forward with its step 1 reopening next week, Kenney was blunt about the potential effect of variants.

He said in recent conversations with restaurant owners he made the situation clear. 

“I can’t guarantee you we can keep you open if we go there because of these variants,” Kenney said. “If the variants take over, we might have to go back to a harder policy than early December.”

Kenney said the business owners he spoke with said they would shut down again if needed, but are eager to get back to work. 

Business owners and stakeholders joined the telephone town…



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