The BC. The government has announced that new COVID-19 restrictions will be rolled out across the province as cases continue to rise

Premier John Horgan alongside Dr Bonnie Henry and Health Secretary Adrian Dix announced that all indoor dine-in services, group fitness, indoor church services, and non-essential travel will be banned for three weeks as coronavirus cases rise

The new restrictions apply as of Monday, March 29th March at midnight and apply at least until Monday, March 19 April

“The number of cases rose unacceptably last week, even higher today than at the worst point of the second wave between November and January of this year,” said Premier Horgan during the live press conference

For restaurants this means that only take-out or delivery services may be offered in all rooms in which food and spirits are served.All food indoors is prohibited, with the exception of the seating on the outside terrace

Henry pointed out that she believes most restaurants have done a good job complying with current dine-in regulations, but says she sees transmission through these establishments as younger generations continue to run out and socialize

The provincial health officer also said that restaurant staff are finding it increasingly difficult to manage groups of people later in the evening, which she believes is also a factor in the decision

In gyms, all adult group fitness classes are suspended for three weeks. Fitness center or activities are limited to one-on-one or one-on-one training

“The contact tracing showed us that these attitudes increase the spread Therefore, indoor activities at these locations have to be interrupted for the time being, “said Dr Henry

The previously announced order deviation for limited indoor services is now also suspended as B. continues to set records for daily case numbers

“It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce this,” said an emotional Dr Henry “This is something that we have carefully worked with with faith leaders of all faiths, and it is something that I know was important to people, but I can, given the increasing number of cases we have, with all awareness not allowing types of activities that are currently taking place ”

According to Dr Henry, because “it’s much safer to do such outdoor activities”

In addition to the other three new regulations, Dr Henry emphasized that travel between BC. Communities are limited to essential travel only at this point, meaning that travel between communities should only be reserved for work or medical purposes

“We know that people used the weather and the March break to visit places with their families This has resulted in a rapid increase in the number of cases among people who have returned to their home communities “DR Said Henry

She specifically outlined cases related to the Whistler area, despite testing and contact tracing efforts. DR Henry said this increase was particularly “worrying” in cases as they had seen an increase specifically in the Brazilian variant

Dr Henry noted that transmission in wards across B.C. has increased connected to the Whistler area

As a result, the popular ski area will be closed for the next three weeks up to Jan. Closed in April

Both Whistler and Blackcomb will be closed to skiers as the province aims to cut the number of falls while reducing the rate of transmission coming from the resort

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“Rising case numbers, worrying variants, increased transmission and an increase in severe cases are major concerns,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, “BC. Public health officials are now making the tough decisions to break the chain and protect our communities ”

Health officials took a moment on Monday to also update on new COVID-19 cases

Nine hundred and thirty-six of these COVID-19 cases were reported between Friday and Saturday, 805 between Saturday and Sunday and 774 between Sunday and Monday

The number of cases reported between Friday and Saturday becomes the new record of all daily cases since the beginning of the pandemic

In addition, Dr Henry said Monday that BC. would discontinue use of the AstraZeneca vaccine “for a few days” for those under the age of 55 due to “rare” reports of blood clotting

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