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COVID-19 at Campbell River retirement residence

Editor’s note: This is the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Campbell River.

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A retirement home in the Vancouver Island community is under quarantine after a resident fell prey to the pandemic sweeping across the globe.

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BC Ferries is asking passengers not to travel unless necessary

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BC Ferries is asking passengers not to travel unless necessary during the COVID-19 outbreak, particularly to more remote island communities.

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March 23 COVID-19 Update

The most encouraging news item for the March 23 COVID-19 update comes from Vancouver, where local residents have embraced a new tradition. At 7 PM every night, they step outside, on their balconies, patios, rooftops, or sidewalks to applaud the city health care workers who are fighting the COVID 19 virus. This idea is believed to have originated in Europe, where the inhabitants of cities like Rome, Madrid, Paris, Athens and Amsterdam devote at least a minute every night to such pubic expressions of gratitude.

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BC Government Suspending K-12 Schooling Indefinitely

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B.C. has declared a public health emergency to stem the spread of COVID-19, closing all bars and curtailing restaurant service, as well as suspending K-12 schooling indefinitely.

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COVID-19 News Update For March 17, 2020.

This is a COVID-19 news update for March 17, 2020. As of yesterday, there are 103 confirmed cases of COVID 19 in British Columbia. 8 of these are on Vancouver Island. The first was a Victoria. The seven most recent cases were reported yesterday. A Courtenay doctor confirmed that one of her patients is among them. While I have yet to see official confirmation, two sources have independently mentioned a case of COVID -19 in the Campbell River Hospital. 

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