No new cases of COVID confirmed for Vancouver Island after extended state of emergency

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In British Columbia, nine new cases have been confirmed, bringing the provincial total to 2,550 with 244 active cases.

Earlier Wednesday, Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth extended the provincial state of emergency such as the restart of British Columbia. the plan continues.

“As businesses work hard to reopen their doors safely and friends and families are carefully expanding their social bubbles, we are starting to see what this global challenge will look like in British Columbia,” Farnworth said in a statement.

The state of emergency will continue until June 9, when the government may extend or end it again.

This measure gives the province more power to ensure the availability of supply chains and essential items needed to combat COVID-19.

Prime Minister John Horgan said at a news conference on Wednesday that it was the longest state of emergency in British Columbia’s history “with no end in sight.”

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