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City of Calgary renews State of Local Emergency

Last Updated Feb 23, 2021 at 11:12 am MST

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi speaks to media at city hall as COVID-19 cases continue to rise and speculation grows about a possible lockdown in Alberta. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (PHOTO: Tom Ross - 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The City of Calgary will renew its State of Local Emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit the city.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi made the announcement Tuesday morning regarding the emergency declaration which was put in effect on Nov. 25, 2020.

Nenshi explained renewing the State of Local Emergency will help with vaccine distribution as the city and province are expected to receive more doses.

He added the situation remains very serious, even if it may feel like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

Nenshi pointed out that 313 Calgarians have died due to COVID-19 in the past two months, which is more than the nine months before.

The city also announced it will reopen more recreation facilities on Thursday for one-on-one training but games and league play is still prohibited.