BC health officials to give COVID-19 update after new restrictions

Nov 20 2020, 8:31 am

Health officials in British Columbia are scheduled to provide a COVID-19 update on Friday afternoon.

A total of 538 new confirmed cases were announced on Thursday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 24,960.

There are 6,929 active cases of coronavirus in the province and 9,929 people under active public health monitoring due to identified exposure to known cases.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix also announced several new province-wide measures and orders to fight the virus on Thursday afternoon, as cases in BC remain high.

The orders cover household gatherings, mandatory mask usage, community gatherings, travel, indoor fitness activities, and team sports.

The new measures will come into effect on November 20 at midnight and continue until December 7.

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