EDMONTON — It was certainly expected to be the main topic discussed on Thursday, and that’s just what it turned out to be.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw facing several questions during the province’s live COVID-19 update regarding photos online of Premier Jason Kenney taking part in a rooftop meeting with other members of his cabinet.

Questions were raised online all throughout Wednesday, wondering if Kenney was abiding by his own public health orders when he sat down at that Sky Palace table.

WATCH: Dr. Deena Hinshaw provides an update on COVID-19 in Alberta.

“Restaurant patios must have no more than four people at a table, and they need to be from the same household or someone who lives alone, along with their close contacts,” Hinshaw said.

In the photo, Kenney can be seen sitting with Health Minister Tyler Shandro, and the Minister of Environment and Parks Jason Nixon, as well as with two other men.

Hinshaw was asked several times if Alberta’s premier was, in fact, breaking his own public health orders.

“It’s hard to say in the photos, I guess I would say I wasn’t there,” she said. “So, I’m not certain whether or not they were exactly two meters apart, what I would say is that, again, it’s important for Albertans to understand the rules that apply in those different contexts and, again, that two-metre requirement is part of those outdoor social gathering requirements.”

Here are the photos Dr. Hinshaw was asked about.

She says due to the perspective of the photos, she could not confirm if Premier Kenney and company were less than two metres apart (and thus violating the public health guidelines)#yeg #yyc #ableg #covid19ab pic.twitter.com/o937fw13lm

— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) June 3, 2021

While Hinshaw continued to face questions surrounding the photos, Alberta’s top doctor continued to say she was not there so she isn’t sure if Kenney and his cabinet ministers were distancing.

She also says there is an issue when it comes to being at work because employees are allowed to be working together, and that alone can make the situation unclear.

“The workplace element is a potential complicating factor.”

Here’s Deena Hinshaw asked about the photo of Premier and company – saying she can’t tell if they were closer than two metres apart and thus flouting public health measures. #yeg #yyc #ableg #covid19ab pic.twitter.com/OGkAxOcyUR

— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) June 3, 2021

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