B.C. reports 2960 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday

Brunilde Fioravanti
Aprile 20, 2021

British Columbia will impose travel restrictions to prevent movement outside of health regions as police set up roadside checks similar to those seen during the Christmas season, Premier John Horgan said Monday as he pleaded with residents to "do the right thing".

Officials are also working with tourism operators to make sure no bookings are being made from travelers outside of their local area.

A release from BC's restaurant and bar industry last week revealed the province-wide ban on indoor dining would likely be extended into May, and now this has been confirmed.

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

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth is expected to announce details Friday.

The BC government will be putting signs along the Alberta border asking motorists not to travel unless it's for essential reasons.

"Over the coming five weeks through to the end of the May long weekend, it is critical that we focus our efforts to follow the guidelines", said Horgan.

The current public health orders will now continue until May 24 at midnight. "We can not thank them enough".

Eight more people have died of the virus in B.C. over the past three days, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,538. The child had pre-existing, complicating health factors, but Henry says they still died of COVID-19.

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