Wednesday, 12 May, 2021

Restrictions on worship, travel, and indoor dining continue

Vancouver cafe COVID-19 People sit on a patio outside a cafe in Vancouver on Sunday
Sandy Nunez | 20 April, 2021, 17:55

Among the deaths is a child from the Fraser Health Authority under the age of two.

Horgan said the province has also been working with representatives from the tourism industry "to reduce - in fact, eliminate - bookings from people outside of a particular area". Those measures include cancelling or refusing to book reservations for people travelling outside their region, blocking camper vans and trailers from using BC Ferries, and road blocks similar to drunk driving checks to catch travelers outside of their health regions.

The BC government will be bringing in a new order to restrict non-essential travel within the province, beginning this Friday, April 23. But do not try and book somewhere outside of your area. "This is about travel; there will be no additional authority given to police, it will be to ensure people are following the guidelines". "They should be back in their home communities".

The province says there are no checkpoints planned at this point.

Alexei Navalny transferred to Russian prison hospital, health worsening, lawyer says
While Navalny was able to meet with him Monday, he continued his hunger strike and "in general his look indicates he is really unwell", the lawyer added.

Our hospitals are stretched, our health-care workers exhausted.

696 cases were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,845 in Fraser Health, 108 in Island Health, 211 in Interior Health and 100 in Northern Health. They are taking care of our friends and loved ones and we need to take care of them through our actions, so they can continue to do their jobs for us.

Officials also revealed Monday that all the current public health orders related to the pandemic will remain in place until after the May long weekend, and that a new travel restriction banning people from moving between health regions for recreational reasons will be implemented on Friday.

"It's now become clear that the risk of very rare blood clots associated with vaccination (with AstraZeneca) is in the range of about four in a million", Henry said.