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B.C. applauds federal government stand on delaying cruise ships until October

May 29, 2020 - 3:31 PM

VICTORIA - British Columbia announced four new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths on Friday.

A joint statement from Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says 2,562 people have tested positive for the virus and 2,170 of them have recovered.

There have been 164 deaths related to the virus.

The statement says they support the federal government's decision to maintain restrictions on cruise ships until October.

It says there have been no new health-care facility outbreaks, although 15 long-term care homes or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care unit are dealing with outbreaks.

There are also outbreaks in the community including at poultry processing facilities and in connection to workers from the Kearl Lake oil sands project in Alberta.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 29, 2020.

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