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First South African COVID-19 variant found in B.C.

First South African COVID-19 variant found in B.C.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has identified the province’s first case of the South African variant of the coronavirus, announced provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry Thursday.
Active COVID-19 cases in B.C. fall to lowest total in almost 10 weeks

Active COVID-19 cases in B.C. fall to lowest total in almost 10 weeks

536 people detected with virus in the past day in B.C., while seven seniors die
B.C. seniors advocate launches review into province's deadliest outbreaks

B.C. seniors advocate launches review into province's deadliest outbreaks

B.C.’s senior advocate is launching a review into some of the most deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in the province’s long-term care sector.
Daily COVID-19 vaccinations jump as more doses arrive in B.C.

Daily COVID-19 vaccinations jump as more doses arrive in B.C.

Province vaccinates 6,315 people in one day
Here's what Vancouver Coastal Health has to say about COVID-19 transmission in schools

Here's what Vancouver Coastal Health has to say about COVID-19 transmission in schools

VCH says children are less likely to get infected with COVID-19, and are also less likely to experience severe symptoms if infected.
Ban discretionary overseas travel, says strong majority of Canadians: poll

Ban discretionary overseas travel, says strong majority of Canadians: poll

A strong majority of Canadians say the country should close its borders to discretionary travel, according to a recent poll
Province hands out almost 600 tickets for violating COVID orders

Province hands out almost 600 tickets for violating COVID orders

More than 63,000 British Columbians vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 63,000 British Columbians vaccinated against COVID-19

Premier John Horgan says cabinet will continue strategic planning for the term ahead in two-day virtual retreat
COVID-19 outbreak declared over on Musqueam reserve in Vancouver

COVID-19 outbreak declared over on Musqueam reserve in Vancouver

A family living in same house ‘all clear now’ of virus, says band’s chief
BCCDC reports 65 COVID-19 exposures on flights to Vancouver

BCCDC reports 65 COVID-19 exposures on flights to Vancouver

Over the last five days the BC Centre for Disease Control identified exposures dating back as far as Dec. 28 and as early as Jan. 8