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6th coronavirus transmission alert in Regina in 3 days

A shopper wears mask and gloves to protect against coronavirus, as he shops at a grocery store in Mount Prospect, Ill., Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
A shopper wears mask and gloves to protect against coronavirus, as he shops at a grocery store in Mount Prospect, Ill., Wednesday, May 13, 2020. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has issued another novel coronavirus exposure alert for a Regina business, the sixth in three days.

The SHA is urging anyone who visited the Real Canadian Superstore on Albert Street, in the Golden Mile shopping area, on Friday, Aug. 7 between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for two weeks from when they last visited the store.

The alert, posted to the health authority’s website on Sunday morning, said the risk of transmission to the public is considered low but says contact tracing is underway.

Read more: Possible COVID-19 transmission at Regina Walmart

Previous alerts were issued in Regina, starting Friday, for:

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  • The Grasslands Walmart on Wednesday, Aug. 5 between 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
  • The Real Canadian Superstore on Rochdale Boulevard on Wednesday, Aug. 5 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • The Grasslands Walmart on Wednesday, July 29 between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • Bismillah Halah Meat and Groceries, 4614 Albert St., on Thursday, July 30 between 8:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • The Golden Mile Real Canadian Superstore on Thursday, July 30 between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Read more: Walmart Canada making masks mandatory in all stores starting Aug. 12

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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