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COVID-19 modelling, restrictions update for B.C. set for Friday

Last Updated Feb 5, 2021 at 10:42 am PDT

FILE - Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Courtesy B.C. Government, Flickr) 

B.C. will be providing an update on COVID-19 modelling, restrictions Friday morning

While the COVID-19 curve has been bending in the right direction, there is still concern about virus variants

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – While the COVID-19 curve has been trending downward lately, there are still concerns about the more contagious variants of the virus ahead of the provincial modelling update.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will be breaking down where the data shows B.C. is heading in its fight against the virus Friday morning.

It is also the day current health orders, which restrict social gatherings, will be addressed and possibly extended.

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Henry and Dix have already urged people to enjoy the Super Bowl safely this weekend, and to not make it a “super-spreading day.” The bar and restaurant industry isn’t expecting any last-minute restrictions, similar to New Year’s Eve.

The province is currently dealing with a short supply of COVID-19 vaccines, following facility upgrades at Pfizer. But Henry has said deliveries will start picking back up again later this month.

B.C. implemented a mask mandate for middle and secondary schools Thursday.

NEWS 1130 will be streaming the update online and reporting on the announcement on-air throughout the day.