Dr. Bonnie Henry: Reckless Partying Could Cause COVID To Explode This Long Weekend

BC urges people to limit their social interactions.

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Young people got a stern warning from B.C.’s top doctor in advance of this long weekend: if you fail to stop your reckless partying COVID-19 cases in B.C. could explode.

“Choose to go small, choose to spend time with your household bubble instead of a group of strangers, and choose to use those layers of protection wherever you go,” Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said in a statement.

“We have the tools and we can make the right choices,” she added. “To be successful in this next phase, we need to step back to safely move forward, so let’s all make that choices that will keep our communities, our Elders, our loved ones and ourselves safe.”

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People between the ages of 20 and 29 now make up the largest group of people in the province getting infected by COVID-19. Henry said that when people contract the virus at large parties it’s very difficult to track the spread and keep it under control.

B.C. Ministry of Health tracking data reveals a dramatic rise in cases across the province over the past four weeks. There are currently 1,175 active COVID-19 cases in B.C. 

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