British Columbia’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix held a COVID-19 briefing on Monday.
Henry reported 26 new cases over the course of the weekend, with 10 reported during the Friday to Saturday period, 14 between Saturday to Sunday, and two in the past 24 hours. There were also no new deaths.
The province’s top doctor also spoke about a possible COVID-19 exposure situation at Brandi’s Exotic Show Lounge in Vancouver, saying multiple people who attended the club between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. from June 21 to June 24 have tested positive for the coronavirus. She advised they put out a public health notice as they were unable to make contact with everyone who had attended, but advised people who visited the club during those dates between the times listed should monitor themselves for 14 days.
She also spoke about reports that Air Canada and WestJet would be doing away with social distancing measures and begin selling the middle seats once more, saying they were concerned and stressed it was “incredibly important” people wear a mask should they decide to travel. However, Henry stressed to avoid non-essential travel where possible and to not do any travel if ill and “please be honest” during screening procedures asking about if someone is dealing with symptoms.
Dix also called on Transport Canada and Health Canada to explain whether they were OK with the change in policy and if so, why is it acceptable. He also reiterated Henry’s comments about not travelling while ill. “We all have to take our own responsibility seriously. We cannot, cannot, cannot travel when sick. The consequences for other people are significant,” he said.
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