Residents of Nelson are joining in on what has been a daily salute around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
At 7 p.m., or most notably shift change at local hospitals, citizens step out onto their balconies and sidewalks and open their windows to applaud, cheer, yell and bang pots in a salute to the work being done by frontline healthcare workers.
The B.C. government has formally extended the provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic, through the end of the day on April 14, 2020.
"The next 14 days are critically important in our province's unprecedented fight against COVID-19," said Premier John Horgan during a televised address to the province Tuesday.
In a media release Tuesday, Interior Health said it is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 illness involving a group of temporary foreign workers residing in housing at a West Kelowna agricultural business.
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In Tuesday’s provincial update, Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry reported that there are now 1013 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province with 107 in the Interior Health Region.
Monday, there were 94 cases in the interior with 13 new cases being reported today.
The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
To The Editor:
Grappling with the effects of our humanity and the CoronaVirus outbreak, we are humbled by our inability to stop the virus’s rampage and our lack of control. But at the same time, we are empowered by our collective influence.
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Mayor and Council would like to thank the community for their continued efforts to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As challenging as things are, we should all be proud of our collective actions as they are slowly working to flatten the curve of this virus.
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
“Today, we are providing case updates for two 24-hour reporting periods: March 28 to 29, and March 29 through to midday today.
During these challenging times, The Nelson Daily and The Daily Dose would like to share our deepest gratitude to our front line healthcare professionals and to our beloved and resilient business community.
May you continue to inspire local pride, we are proud and support you.
The Donation Drive last week for N95 surgical masks by Kootenay Emergency Response Physician Association proved to be a success said Dr. Nicholas Sparrow in a Facebook video post.
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