COVID-19: B.C. eyes potentially starting to ease extraordinary restrictions in mid-May

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Chief Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provide an update on COVID-19. 
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Date Published: April 17, 2020

Source: Vancouver Sun

As of Friday morning, there are 14 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia bringing the total count to 1,575. Latest models have shown that B.C. has sufficient intensive care beds and ventilators, and the number of patients in critical care has stabilized. Dr. Bonnie Henry says that the province has effectively flattened the curve and has given a glimpse of what the new normal will look like. Until a vaccine is found, it could mean that some children may go back to school and some businesses will be allowed to re-open but international travel and wide-spread gatherings will still be restricted. For now, however, she cautions that “we (the province) are not there yet.”  

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Summary by: Rakshith Gangireddy