Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix addressed the public on Saturday, November 7 to provide a B.C. COVID-19 update.
They confirmed 589 new cases and Dr. Henry said the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions require special attention. As such, new health orders were announced in the two regions.
As of now, social gatherings are banned altogether apart from family. She also called off indoor group fitness classes, among other things.
When faced with the gathering storm clouds of increased exposures and transmission in a particular sector, we step up inspections to identify gaps and, at times, increase the safety measures that are required.
The new orders kick off immediately and will last until November 23.
In addition, the officials also said that travel must be limited to only essential travel within the affected regions.
According to government data, B.C. has 3,741 active cases.
While the two regions are small in comparison to the rest of the province, they do encompass big cities like Vancouver and Surrey.