B.C. could be reaching the ‘maintenance phase’ of its COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what that means

A Metro Vancouver regional park sign promoting physical distancing is pictured at Kitsilano Beach. 
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Date Published: April 11, 2020

Source: CBC

For the past 10 days, B.C. has shown a slowing down of new COVID-19 cases and deaths, indicating that the province may be entering a new “maintenance phase” of the pandemic. However, resuming normal activities will be a slow process according to chief medical officer Bonnie Henry. All current restrictions will continue until at least the end of the month, according to B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix. After that, the priority will be on resuming surgeries that have been postponed, and re-opening industries focused on transportation, education, and child-care. In order to combat any sudden increase in cases, one solution may be to have a concurrent increase in testing capacity and public health contact tracing.

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Summary by: Helen Genis