COVID-19 pressures mean 2022 New Year’s babies won't be announced

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Alberta Health Services says the first born babies of the New Year won’t be publicly announced because of hospital restrictions and pressure on the health care system caused by COVID-19.

In a news release Thursday, AHS said it hopes to pick up the longstanding practice again in 2023.

“While we understand that this is a traditional news event, it is simply not possible to invite media into our facilities at this time, or facilitate media interviews. In addition, our labour and delivery teams are extremely busy and priority must be given to patient care,” AHS said.

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