BC enacting new order restricting non-essential travel

BC enacting new order restricting non-essential travel

Horgan said the province has also been working with representatives from the tourism industry "to reduce - in fact, eliminate - bookings from people outside of a particular area".

The ministry says the registration program starts Monday with people 40 years and older asked to sign up first, with those 35 and older registering Tuesday.

He stressed people should not attempt to book something outside of their area, because "the tourism operator will not book you passage".

Horgan says BC Ferries will also be contacting passengers who have booked reservations, to make sure their travel is essential and is not leisure travel. Those details are expected on Friday. "This is not the time to go load up the Winnebago and travel around British Columbia".

Doctor Henry says the provincial curve is slowly trending downwards, meaning the measures are beginning to have an effect. "We can not thank them enough". The B.C. government said Monday that as part of its new COVID-19 regulations in the works, it will be putting up signage reminding people to stay within their own province, other than for essential travel.

Judge admonishes Maxine Waters’ comments on Chauvin murder trial as ‘abhorrent’
While at the rally, Waters encouraged activists to "get more confrontational" if Chauvin is not convicted of murder. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said Waters does not need to apologize and does not incite violence.

The province is cracking down hard on travellers as COVID-19 cases continue to mount.

Today, health officials reported 2,960 new cases from the virus across B.C., including 211 in Interior Health.

Henry said some restaurants and bars have pushed the limit by seating large numbers of people on patios and some gyms have also not been following restrictions during a three-week period that she extended until after the long weekend in May.

Starting this week, the province will also use AstraZeneca to target vaccination in 13 high-risk communities, mostly in the Fraser Health region.

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