British Columbia / IBNS: After seeing a rise within the variety of Covid sufferers in Ontario and Quebec after the vacations, Dr. Annie Gareau, an emergency doctor on the Whistler Well being Care Heart, shared her issues with Radio-Canada and known as on the BC authorities to include journey from different provinces.
"We have now restricted capability. Our ready room is small, so at one level between Christmas and New Years it was unsettling to see the variety of sufferers coming to the clinic," she stated. declared.
"I believe we have to do because the Atlantic provinces have finished and I believe we have to limit interprovincial journey till the numbers go down."
This was regardless of a public well being advisory put in place throughout British Columbia. since November 19, warning towards all non-essential journey.
“I might say nearly all of sufferers who got here to the clinic between Christmas and New Years weren’t Whistlerians. The bulk had been from the Decrease Mainland, ”Gareau stated and added:
"After which – shocking and disturbing – there have been lots of people from out of the province, principally from Ontario and Quebec."
Following the recommendation of Provincial Well being Officer Dr Bonnie Henry that skiers ought to persist with their native slopes, some ski resorts have canceled reservations from non-local guests.
As of Tuesday, a complete of 162 circumstances of COVID-19 had been reported by Massive White Ski Resort close to Kelowna, in accordance with Inside Well being.
Representatives from the British Columbia Ministry of Well being have but to reply to requires more durable journey laws.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)