Four temporary foreign workers on separate flights to British Columbia test positive for COVID-19 – Rossland News

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More than 900 temporary foreign workers have come to British Columbia. in the past few weeks

Four temporary foreign workers had to be isolated after testing positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Bonnie Henry made this announcement in her daily update on Wednesday, April 29. She said the four workers arrived on four separate flights, among the more than 900 temporary foreign workers who came to British Columbia. in the past few weeks.

“We have provided them with medical support, medical support and accommodation so they can be effectively quarantined,” said Henry.

Some workers have completed their quarantine and are going to farms and agricultural facilities in British Columbia.

Henry said the four cases show the need for a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Large outbreaks in a West Kelowna nursery have led to 19 positive cases tested among temporary foreign workers, and 75 to 63 migrants and 12 locals – needing self-isolation.

The federal government has announced funding of $ 50 million to help food producers quarantine for 14 days. The funds must be distributed at $ 1,500 per worker to modify existing housing, rent new housing or pay workers during their quarantine.

Black Press Media contacted the Ministry of Health for details on the regions in which the employees work.


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