Sumary of BC Greens urge health officials to adopt COVID-zero plan with online learning, travel bans:
- In their harshest criticism of government and health officials yet, the BC Greens are calling on the province to reverse course and put in place stricter COVID-19 measures..
- The shutdown would include enforcing non-essential travel measures, moving school online for most students and providing immediate government support to temporarily close non-essential businesses..
- “We were not dealt a bad hand — we loosened restrictions despite rising variant cases, allowed out-of-province travel, stalled in-school mask mandates, and did not enforce orders or tailor messaging to hit those who have not been following orders..
- government resists calls for more restrictions as COVID variants grow across province Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has been reluctant to put in place additional measures over the last week as the daily case average continues to climb towards 1,000 new cases per day..
- The province currently has restrictions on social gatherings, events, in-person dining and in-person religious gatherings..
- bars and restaurants The two-person caucus is also calling for daily COVID-19 briefings, publishing case numbers on weekends and holidays, extending the length of media availabilities and adopting new messaging outside of press conferences to target non-compliers….