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COVID-19 in B.C.: Crowds at beaches, mask-wearing advice, and Vancouver protest against restrictions (SPH)

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry (Photo credit: The Georgia Straight)

While B.C. provincial officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has repeatedly asked people to be calm, kind, and safe, she said at today’s daily B.C. COVID-19 update that her word of the day is patience.

She asked people to be patient with restrictions, as we still remain in phase one, and also with others.

Despite the fact that B.C. never went into a complete lockdown (many businesses voluntarily closed for health precautions even though they were never officially ordered to do so, and many industries remained open that were closed in other provinces) and that the province announced its plans for reopening on May 6, a group of activists held another march to protest restrictions imposed during the pandemic.

The group, chanting “What do we want? Freedom! When do we want it? Now!” and “We are not scared”, marched through the West End on May 10 and yelled at healthcare workers at St. Paul’s Hospital.

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