When provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix introduced a wide range of new restrictions on Thursday, there were immediate questions.
The pandemic has a profound impact on every British Columbian but some issues impacts some people more than others.
Global News solicited questions from viewers this week. The answers below were provided by the Ministry of Health.
They won’t answer all the questions you have, but it’s a start.
If you have more questions, Global BC will be hosting a Townhall with Henry and Dix on TV at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. You can email your questions for the townhall to [email protected]
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Although churches and other religious centres have worked incredibly hard to put important safety measures in place to protect people, right now we need to minimize our in-person interactions as much as possible. We are not banning visits to religious places, but worship and religious services can now only happen virtually. Other kinds of visits can happen if there are processes in place to keep people safe.
Dr. Henry said this to a similar question: “No. I’m not banning visits to religious places at all. There needs to be processes in place so that people can go. They can keep their distance. They wear masks when they’re in common areas — all of the things that you have been doing so far.…