Coronavirus: BC health officials announce new restrictions | FULL

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After a week of rapidly accelerating new COVID-19 case numbers, British Columbia appeared to get some respite Thursday.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported 538 new cases, the fewest in 24 hours since Nov. 11.

Henry announced the numbers as she implemented sweeping new orders, including a mandatory mask mandate in indoor public spaces, the extension of Lower Mainland restrictions on social gatherings and a suspension on in-person religious services.

“We need to do more. We need to keep our essential activities open and operating safely, we need to keep our schools open and operating safely, and our workplaces that can be safely open, open. And we need to relieve the stress on our health-care system, right now,” Henry said.

For more information: https://globalnews.ca/news/7473178/bc-coronavirus-mandatory-masks-indoor-public-places/

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