BC New powers to close businesses by breaking another COVID-19 record

BC The move came as the daily number of cases reached 1,293, and Henry warned that the contagious P1.1.7 would take the Govit-19 variant.

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If there was a COVID-19 exchange in the business premises, the provincial health officer has given the task force inspectors the power to close non-essential businesses for at least 10 days.

Under the speedy workplace closure order, which goes into effect Monday, Dr Bonnie Henry said health officials could guide workafe PC inspectors to issue work closure notices and then work with businesses on their COVID-19 security plan once they reopen.

BC The move came as Henry recorded a total of 1,293 cases daily and warned that he would take the more contagious P1.1.7 Govit-19 variant.

By using targeted workplace closures, Henry said, restaurants, bars and cafes can avoid issuing departmental restrictions such as blocking the serving of food inside the home.

“This is a highly targeted approach to workplaces in the province, which helps to ensure that we are operating as safely as possible and avoid the need for department closures that are actually a blatant tool,” he said.


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“Where we saw widespread challenges, for example in restaurant dining, we had to take a very blunt approach to stop dangerous behaviors.”

A spokeswoman for WorkSafice said the company had been offered the role “because of capacity challenges in the public health system amid rising COVID-19 case numbers.”

There are 9,184 active cases of COVID-19, of which 336 are being treated in hospital, of which 101 are in intensive care. BC is in its third wave of epidemics, with a seven-day average daily case count accelerating to more than 1,000.

“We’ll start to see a lot of B.1.1.7 strains. It’s not unexpected. By the time we realize that this is a strain that has increased in spread, it has already increased in British Columbia. We know that it can spread very easily and cause more people to become infected, and we really do. We saw, ”he said.

In the current context, Henry said, those with B.1.1.7 are less likely to end up in hospital than the major variant of COVID-19. However, the increase in the number of variants indicates that more people are in hospitals.

He said health officials would stop genetically sequencing all positive cases identified using special PCR testing for variants of anxiety.

This PCR test can identify a dangerous mutation of the original COVID-19, but does not reveal what type of infection it is. There are now three types of concerns in BC – P1.1.7 was first detected in the UK, P1.351 was first detected in South Africa and P1 was first detected in Brazil.


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“Our strategy is moving forward. With the rate of these high VOCs we see in BC, there will no longer be a regular queue for confirmation. We assume that screen-positives will be variants. Anyone who is in favor of COVID-19 should be treated as having one of these contagious viruses. We think so, “said Henry.

“We do not need to test further to understand whether the UK strain is here. It is increasing and it is causing more prevalence in communities around the province. Now, we see a lot, especially in the Fraser Health region.”

Henry said two people had died in the past day, bringing the number to 1,493.

BC Health Minister Adrian Dix said 418,509 doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Astrogeneca vaccines were in hand, and that 897,437 people had been vaccinated in BC (including 87,564 who received the second dose).

“We are skilled and efficient, and deliver the vaccine at a rapid rate in BC,” Dix said. “The only thing that controls it is the amount of vaccine we have.”

Dix said there were 730 ventilators in BC and 40 were used by Kovit-19 patients.

At this time, for all reasons, 146 of them are occupied, 40 of whom are occupied with patients favorable to COVID-19. So we currently have 20 percent of our total service ventilators in BC, ”he said.

However, if a person with a COVID-19 positive is ventilated and is positively ventilated even if not tested positive, they will not be considered a COVID patient on a ventilator. Instead, they will be counted in the public pool of people on the ventilator.

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