COVID-19  News and Update

Recap Canadian local government Announcement regarding the coronavirus pandemic on 16Mar2020:

Update from Government of Canada & PM Justin Trudeau:

  • All Canadians should stay home
  • Staring from March 18 noon, Close Canadian border to anyone except Canadian/PR or US resident and immediate family
  • Suggest Canadian travellers return to Canada whenever possible
  • May have funding assistance program for Canadians who cannot return for some reason
  • Ban all travellers by airlines with symptoms in getting on an airline
  • Starting from March 18 at noon, only 4 airports will open for internation flights including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal , but domestic & US not currently impacted at this moment
  • If you just come back, please self-isolate for 14 days
  • Special Funding will be made available to the most vulnerable people in the coming days (rent, groceries)
  • May Support those who are not eligible for EI

The following are Update from Government of British Columbia Health Officials:

  • No gatherings over 50 people
  • No Casinos
  • Reassess ICU acute care beds for free more up
  • Prescription refills are now ok without doctors prescription
  • Sick notes may not be required for employers
  • All Scheduled elective surgeries and procedures will be cancelled
  • Only accept emergency cases in hospital
  • Symptom-checker is coming
  • Allow passengers to stay in cars in Ferries
  • Announcement on school closures may be happen tomorrow.

Update from City of Vancouver:

  • Vancouver Park Board centres, pools, fitness centres, ice rinks and golf courses, Vancouver Public Library location, Vancouver Civic Theatres are now closed

Update from City of Burnaby

  • The City of Burnaby will be closing municipal facilities, including all recreation centres, arenas, libraries, cultural facilities, golf courses, and city-operated restaurants as of Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • All will be closed until further notice. City hall, though, will remain open, and all other municipal functions and services will remain operational, including the main RCMP detachment and local fire halls.

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