Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Vancouver today

Apr 6 2020, 6:03 pm

Each day in Canada, a lot of news regarding COVID-19 comes out nationally and locally.

Now, we’re bringing you the top coronavirus headlines from Vancouver and across Canada all together in one place on a daily basis, to help you digest all the information and stay in the know with the biggest stories and developments.

Top COVID-19 stories for April 6 in Vancouver

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, says Canadians can wear non-medical masks while out in public “as an additional measure” to protect others against the spread of COVID-19.

Tam clarified that “wearing a non-medical mask in the community has not been proven to protect the person wearing it.”

Rather, “it is an additional way that you can protect others.”

Here in BC, one more person has died due to COVID-19, bringing the province’s death toll to 39, health officials announced Monday.

The latest victim was a man in his 40s who passed away at home.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also announced 63 more test-positive cases of coronavirus, bringing the province’s total confirmed case count to 1,266.

Sunny conditions once again attracted large, dense crowds to Vancouver’s seawall, beaches, and parks, countering calls from health and government officials to practice physical distancing and to only make essential trips.

Vancouver Park Board rangers had their hands full over the weekend, issuing hundreds of warnings and reminders to residents around the city.

In fact, over 700 warnings were issued to individuals and groups over the past two days — more than double the amount that was given last weekend.

Looking for more information and further updates? You can view all the day’s headlines in real-time here.