Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Vancouver today

Mar 31 2020, 6:30 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.

You can also view all the headlines in real-time here.

Top COVID-19 stories for March 31 in Vancouver

Horgan extends state of emergency as fight against coronavirus continues

The BC Premier also addressed some of the measures that the provincial government was taking to help struggling residents.

“Zero chance” physical distancing orders will be lifted in April: BC Health Minister

“And little to no chance” of them being lifted in May.

Vancouver Titans cancel live esports matches at Rogers Arena

All live Overwatch League events were cancelled for 2020.

Surrey launches COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team

They conducted 106 compliance checks over the past weekend.

Five more people have died from coronavirus in BC

Over 1,000 cases have now been recorded in the province.

Vancouver police officer tests positive for coronavirus

They are currently recovering at home.

A Vancouver-based startup is fundraising for 10,000 N95 masks

They’ll go straight to doctors, nurses, and frontline workers.

WorkSafe BC releases guide on coronavirus protection in the workplace

For those who can’t work from home.

Calls to BC crisis line up by around 30% during pandemic

But support is still readily available, online and over the phone.

Health officials respond to BC doctor’s concerns over coronavirus testing

He expressed concerns about the province “low-balling” the number of cases.

Fraser Health confirms coronavirus case at Langley care home

A Fraser Health SWAT team was called to the site.

City of New Westminster launches coronavirus compliance hotline

The city says that so far, no orders or fines have been issued.

Vancouver CEO donates 15,000 masks to local hospital

This is a month’s worth of supplies for the hospital 👏🏻

Canada to purchase $2 billion in personal protective equipment and medical supplies

As the demands for PPE rise across the country.