There are four more presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.

The Southern portion of the province, excluding Regina, now has its second.

This brings the province's total to twenty, with eight being confirmed by the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg and twelve still at the presumptive stage.

A media release by the province states:

"Three of the four presumptive positive cases are related to travel and one is a close contact of a previously reported case.  Nineteen of the twenty cases are well enough to self-isolate at home at present; one presumptive positive case is in hospital for medical reasons not related to COVID-19."

Yesterday, the government enacted harsh measures to support social distancing and prevent the uncontrolled spread of the virus for as long as possible.

These included prohibiting public gatherings of more than fifty people; closing all gyms, fitness centres and bingo halls; and limiting all bars, event venues and restaurants to fifty percent capacity or fifty patrons, whichever is less.

Again, they remind the public that self-isolation is required for fourteen days after returning from travel outside of Canada or being in contact with an individual infected with COVID-19.