Alberta is declaring a state of public emergency in reaction to the novel coronavirus.
Premier Jason Kenney has announced that any gathering larger than 50 people — including weddings and funerals — must be cancelled.
Public recreation facilities, casinos, bingo halls, bars, museums and art galleries will also be shuttered if not already.
Worship services and conferences also fall under the 50-person rule.
Kenney says his government will spend $60 million on charities and non-profit groups who are helping people cope with the effects of the virus.
The Canadian Press