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B.C. well being officers have introduced in new orders in two well being areas following a spike in COVID-19 instances, together with no social gatherings.
For the second day in a row, B.C. noticed greater than 500 instances of the virus, with most being within the Fraser Well being and Vancouver Coastal Well being areas.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial well being officer, and Well being Minister Adrian Dix known as an uncommon Saturday information convention to handle the spike in instances. They mentioned there have been 567 new instances Saturday, with 100 in hospital, together with 31 in intensive care. Additionally they mentioned there was one other outbreak at a long run care house in Mission.
Henry mentioned pressing and targeted motion is required within the Fraser Well being and Vancouver Coastal Well being areas. The orders, which solely have an effect on the 2 well being areas, start Saturday and final by means of to Nov. 23.
As of Saturday, there are to be no social gatherings of any sizes and all teams should be restricted to family household solely. Social gathering buses are ordered to cease working, and all indoor group actions, health courses and sports activities should cease till up to date plans permitted by authorities are in place.
Well being officers additionally strongly advocate journey be restricted to important journey solely within the Fraser Well being and Vancouver Coastal Well being areas.
Henry mentioned B.C. is seeing “dangerously excessive and fast will increase” in COVID-19 instances, and mentioned the following two weeks are vital.
In response to the order, B.C. Hockey mentioned all hockey video games within the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Valley Well being areas are to be cancelled/postponed efficient at 10 p.m. Saturday till additional discover.