Canada's Saskatchewan province announced Tuesday the lifting of all Covid restrictions including wearing of masks and proof of vaccination for indoor dining - as truckers continued occupying Ottawa with similar demands.
Alberta was expected to soon follow suit, despite some pushback from doctors and nurses, while Quebec announced it would move up the loosening of restrictions.
Most of the Saskatchewan measures introduced in September, when the Delta variant of Covid-19 was spreading across Canada, will end at midnight on Sunday.
Indoor masking requirements and quarantines for anyone who tests positive, however, will remain in place until the end of the month. "This policy has run its course," Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe told a news conference.