British Columbia’s provincial health official has announced regional restrictions in a region that has seen a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases among children as adult infections go away.
Dr. Bonnie Henry’s command covers the eastern Fraser Valley in Hope, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission and Agassiz-Harrison.
She says private gatherings will be limited to five additional people or an additional home and 10 people outside, until everyone is vaccinated.
Organized events such as weddings or gatherings will be limited to 10 people or 50 outside, unless everyone has been fully vaccinated, which can be verified on the province’s vaccine passport.
She says the hospital’s capacity in the area is being tested as surgeries have been cancelled.
She says the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases among children in British Columbia reflects low vaccination rates in some communities.
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