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BC Just Completely Banned Gatherings Of Any Size In Two Main Regions

BREAKING: Vancouver is part of one of the regions.
BC Just Completely Banned Gatherings Of Any Size In Two Main Regions

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. 

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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. Bonnie Henry

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. 

Here's Where You Can Spend Those Remaining Dollars In Your Wellness Fund This Year

Put it towards sports gear, fitness trackers, yoga classes and more.

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If you work at a company that offers an annual wellness fund, then you should seriously take advantage of it. Usually, you can use it for a gym membership or exercise equipment. Sometimes, you can even use it on things like supplements, fitness trackers or even shoes.

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We still have the same number of active cases as we did in mid-January.

On Tuesday, May 25, Dr. Deena Hinshaw provided an Alberta COVID-19 update. During her announcement, she shared that there have been 387 new cases over the past 24 hours.

She said that 565 Albertans are currently in the hospital with COVID-19, 185 of whom are in intensive care. She also reported nine new deaths within the last day.

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Alberta Just Confirmed Its First Case Of The Variant Strain That's Surging Through India

Dr. Hinshaw said this variant was first identified in Denmark.

On Thursday, April 22, Dr. Deena Hinshaw provided an Alberta COVID-19 update. During the update, she announced that 60% of Alberta's active COVID-19 cases are variants of concern.

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Locals that are 18 years old and older can get one this week.

Two vaccine clinics are popping up in Scarborough this week and all locals over the age of 18 are eligible for a dose. 

Residents of M1G and M1J can go to one of two pop-up clinics located at the Woburn Collegiate Institute and John McCrae Public School. 

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