BC COVID-19

COVID-19: Coalition sounds call for mandatory masks at Vancouver’s civic facilities – BC

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The push is on for Vancouver to become the next Lower Mainland city to require face masks in civic facilities. Masks4BC — a coalition of doctors, academics and other health-care professionals — has penned a letter to city council urging them to support Coun. Sarah Kirby-Yung’s motion for mandatory …

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B.C. reports 167 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

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B.C. recorded another 167 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and one new death. Tuesday marked the fifth consecutive day when the province reported more than 150 new cases. 1:23 Dr. Henry: BC is in its second wave Dr. Henry: BC is in its second wave There are 1,688 …

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Big demand in B.C. for seniors’ high-dose flu shot

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The demand for a high-dose flu vaccine intended for people over the age of 65 has doctors’ offices and pharmacies in B.C. handing out doses almost as fast as they can stock them. Fluzone HD has four times the amount of antigens than a regular flu shot. Dr. Alex …

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B.C.’s top doctor to provide Monday COVID-19 update

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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is set to update B.C.’s latest COVID-19 statistics on Monday afternoon. Story continues below advertisement The number of active cases climbed again to 1,513, the province said, while another 3,713 people were isolating due to potential exposure. Seventy-two people were in hospital, 26 of …

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COVID-19 outbreak declared, 13 infected at Surrey meat processing plant

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Health officials declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a Surrey meat processing plant on Sunday. Fraser Health says 13 workers have tested positive for the new coronavirus at J&L Beef Ltd. at 17565 65A Ave. It says there is evidence the virus was transmitted at the workplace. The first case …

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Coronavirus: Kelowna cancels 2020 Winter Street Market – Okanagan

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For the last three years, the Downtown Kelowna Association has hosted a family-oriented winter event in the heart of Kelowna. Thousands would typically congregate in the city’s downtown core to celebrate the beginning of winter. However, this year’s annual Winter Street Market has now been cancelled. Read more: Coronavirus: …

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‘Pare it down’: B.C.’s top doctor urges caution after COVID-19 exposures linked to sports

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B.C.’s top doctor is asking athletes and their supporters to exercise caution as there has been an increase in community exposures to COVID-19 connected to recreational sports such as soccer and hockey over the last few weeks. Dr. Bonnie Henry said some sports facilities have had to close as …

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B.C.’s top doctor to provide four days of COVID-19 data Tuesday

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B.C.’s top doctor is set to announce four days’ worth of COVID-19 data on Tuesday afternoon. The province last provided an update on Friday, when provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported 119 new cases of the disease and no new deaths. 1:55 B.C. family shares journey of COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 exposure at Okanagan high school confirmed

COVID-19 exposure at Okanagan high school confirmed

A Vernon high school has had a COVID-19 exposure for possibly the last four days, Interior Health confirmed Friday afternoon. The exposure happened at Clarence Fulton Secondary School, at this point an unknown number of students and staff may have been exposed to the disease. Parents of students at …

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B.C.’s top doctor provides tips for a safe Thanksgiving

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B.C.’s top doctor has offered advice on how to have a safe Thanksgiving during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday that those who want to celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend should do so with a small group of people who are already in their social bubble. 1:09 Dr. …

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