BEFORE CHRIST. calls for caution on Mother’s Day by announcing 2 deaths from COVID-19, 15 new cases

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British Columbia’s best doctor is advocating for the public to maintain physical remoteness as the province celebrates Mother’s Day on Sunday.

Provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry made the comments on Saturday as she announced two new deaths and 15 new cases of COVID-19.

Henry says while B.C. has made significant strides in fighting the virus, now is not the time to forgo key measures to stop its spread.

“Let’s show how much we care [our mothers] making sure we do everything we can to keep them safe. Safe physical distance remains an important part of what we need to do right now in British Columbia to keep all of our mothers and our communities safe, ”said Henry.

“It’s a great weekend to spend time with her outside, keeping your distance safe.”

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Henry said precautions are doubly important for anyone whose mother is older, has upcoming surgery, or has an underlying illness.

BEFORE CHRIST. has registered 129 deaths from COVID-19 and confirmed 2,330 cases of virus. Over 71% of these patients have now recovered.

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On Saturday, 67 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, including 21 in intensive care.

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Earlier this week, British Columbia announced its four-phase plan to reopen the economy after the long weekend in May.

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However, while British Columbians may soon be able to slightly expand their social circles, officials warn that precautions are still necessary, lest the province see another spike in COVID-19 infections.

BEFORE CHRIST. Residents are reminded to maintain two meters of physical distance in public, to avoid unnecessary trips, to wash their hands frequently and to stay at home if possible, especially if they are sick.

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