Health officials see "ray of hope"

by Lyonel Doherty

in British Columbia

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said at a press conference today. She outlined the government's assessment (modeling) of coronavirus and how British Columbia compares with the rest of the world.

"Based on how people take measures to affect the growth of the virus, Henry said:" The chances of optimism are slim.

However, she noted

Henry said that South Korea is starting to flatten, which is what she hopes to happen in British Columbia.

She pointed out that the curve in the United States is increasing, and it is reported that This case has the largest number of COVID-19 cases.

She said that BC has been on the rise due to the number of new cases.

"But we may start to bend (stabilize).

Henry said that they have 3,000 coronavirus tests per day (more than in other countries) to ensure they find any case in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

She said that seeing more It's no surprise that more people are sick, adding that more people will continue to test positive for COVID-19. She reiterated, but they hope to see social disengagement measures in the next week or two. Impact.

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, talked about ongoing challenges to increase the province's hospital bed capacity and to ensure a sufficient number of personal protective equipment. 19659003] Dix said that the need to bend the COVID-19 curve The condition is to get 100% commitment 100% of the time.

Henry said that she issued another order to allow only farmers' markets to provide food.

During the questioning period, Henry clarified her position on the front line of hope And noted that they will likely not yet see the curve bend or fall, so all other suppliers are banned. But she added that alienation measures are working and doing something [19659003] and Henry Dix said BC Dix said: "We are preparing for the worst case.

Henry said that further restrictions have been discussed at the federal level, including travel between provinces.

She said: "If I go home, my own province (PEI) wants to isolate me.

Henry urges all returning passengers to self-isolate and discourages all unnecessary travel.

She states that if you have mild symptoms, you can be treated at home, adding that the COVID-19 test is not necessary. [19659003] "It's time to cocoon up and stay home to take care of your family," she said.

Henry said the measures "will save us," noting that where the measures were relaxed, they began to see an increase in infection rates

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