BC to provide COVID-19 update following new regional restrictions

Nov 9 2020, 4:41 pm

Health officials in British Columbia will be providing an update on COVID-19 on Monday afternoon, following new regional restrictions that were implemented over the weekend.

On Saturday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that BC is taking a step back from its restart plan to limit the spread of the virus.

The new orders are being placed on communities in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions, with the exemptions of Hope, Central Coast Regional District, Bella Coola Valley, Sunshine Coast Regional District, Powell River, and the Howe Sound.

The orders go into effect at 10 pm on November 7 and will last until November 23 at 12 pm.

The limits will affect social gatherings, travel, indoor group physical activities, and workplace safety.

Health officials also announced 567 new coronavirus cases in the province on Saturday, bringing the total number of recorded cases to 17,716.

Currently, 100 individuals are hospitalized with the virus, 31 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with coronavirus are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Henry, as well as Health Minister Adrian Dix, will give a live update on Monday at 3 pm.

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