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B.C.’s state of emergency due to pandemic extended again

Premier John Horgan
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August 04, 2020 - 4:48 PM

The longest state of emergency in B.C.’s history has been extended another two weeks until Aug. 18. It was first declared on March 17.

"In recent weeks, British Columbians have been reminded that COVID-19 case counts can easily rise if we're not careful," Premier John Horgan said in a news release.

"As we continue our slow and safe approach to Phase 3, extending the provincial state of emergency will continue to provide government with the resources we need to respond to any new challenges. This is not the time to let our guard down."

The state of emergency allows the province to continue with COVID-19 controls on a provincewide basis.

During the 2017 wildfire season there was a state of emergency for 10 weeks from July 7 to Sept. 15.

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