SASKATOON -- On Wednesday, the leader of Saskatchewan's opposition asked the government to declare a moratorium on evictions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“No one should lose their home because of COVID-19 — full stop,” NDP Leader Ryan Meili said in a news release.

"If we're asking people to stay home, they need to have a home. I’m calling on the Premier today to make that commitment.”

The NDP also called on the government to take further steps to protect people with low-incomes and those experiencing homelessness.

“At this time, we need to do everything in our power to ensure people do not become homeless as a result of COVID-19, and provide additional funding to ensure we can provide safe services to those who are struggling," NDP Social Services critic Nicole Rancourt said in the release.