B.C. COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket With New Variants
Alarming news from British Columbia as COVID-19 cases skyrocket throughout the province due to new variants. Over 4 days, B.C. has recorded over 4040 new COVID-19 cases, setting a new weekly record of infections.
The new B.1.1.7 and P.1 COVID-19 variants have been found in many of the new infections, which is concerning as these strains are far more contagious. Already medical services are overloaded and increased transmissions will lead to catastrophic consequences.
The British Columbian provincial government has introduced new safety measures - a temporary ban on indoor dining and the ask to work remotely as best as possible. They have further warned that if numbers increase a full lockdown may be necessary.
The pandemic has hit even the local Vancouver Canucks hockey team. The Canucks suffered a COVID-19 outbreak amongst the team and staff, resulting in the delay of over 2 weeks of games.
With the increase of cases, it is important to remember to practice all COVID-19 safety measures to lower your chance of infection. Continue to stay at home whenever possible. Wear a mask when in a shared space. Practice social distancing as best as you can. If you are not feeling well then get tested for COVID-19 and isolate until you have recovered or received a negative test result. All workplaces should temperature screen employees and patrons. And wash/sanitize your hands as much as possible.
Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and other BC cities and towns must continue to vaccinate their populations as quickly as possible while imposing whatever safeguards are necessary to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
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