Massive crowds were seen occupying one of Vancouver’s most popular beaches on the weekend.
A video captured and shared on social media shows a large number of people at Wreck Beach, near UBC.
Over the 31-second clip, loud music and chatter can be heard, along with what appears to be little physical distancing.
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This comes after VPD broke up an impromptu crowd of partiers practising what looked to be minimal physical distancing on the Granville strip over the weekend.
As of recently, health authorities on both a provincial and federal level have made it clear that COVID-19 cases are on the rise — specifically amongst those between the ages of 20 to 39.
Last week, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry pointed out a “disproportionate increase” of coronavirus cases in “young people.” Much of the increase has been caused by exposure events that she describes as “social events, parties, and get-togethers.”
Premier John Horgan even called on BC-born celebrities Seth Rogen and Ryan Reynolds to send a message to young people about the importance of physical distancing and not hosting or attending large gatherings.
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BC’s most recent epidemiological modelling shows an “upward trajectory” for the province. Henry stresses that while it’s “concerning,” it’s not a predictive model and there’s still time to bend the curve back down.
Daily Hive has reached out to VPD for comment but did not hear back before the time of publication.