COVID-19 update from August 26: here’s the latest on the coronavirus in British Columbia

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LATEST UPDATES

3 p.m. – Health officials to share latest figures on COVID-19 in British Columbia

Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix will update the number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries in the province.

9:15 am – New exhibitions on flights to, from Delhi, Hong Kong, Amsterdam

Five more flights from British Columbia to and from international and domestic cities have been added to a list of COVID-19 exposure.

The addition of those flights, announced Tuesday night, means that a person who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 was on board. In some cases, line information is also provided.

The last five flights include:

• August 12: Air India 1143, from Delhi to Vancouver

• August 14: WestJet 196, from Victoria to Calgary

• August 17: Air Canada 106, from Vancouver to Toronto, rows 20 to 26

• August 18: Air Canada 007, from Vancouver to Hong Kong, rows 21 to 27

• August 21: KLM 681, from Amsterdam to Vancouver

8:30 a.m. – Federal government to give provinces $ 2 billion to strengthen safe reopening of schools this fall

The federal government is providing up to $ 2 billion in additional funding to help provinces and territories get children back to school safely this fall.

The money adds up to $ 19 billion. Ottawa has already pledged to provinces and territories to help them cope with the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their economies and health care systems.

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