"The situation is escalating around us and here in British Columbia as well", Henry said.
The provincial health office has confirmed 30 new cases of coronavirus in British Columbia, with seven on Vancouver Island. Six people are in hospital, while all others are in stable condition and recovering at home.
"In this challenging time, this is what we need to do now.
This means that hospitals will only undertake urgent and emergency procedures and will postpone all un-urgent scheduled surgeries", he said, adding this decision will help free up additional hospital space.
Lions Gate Hospital has put on a heightened "phase three outbreak response" because of the cases identified among staff at the hospital.
School districts are also being consulted on what to do following spring break, they added. As well, the province hopes to acquire more access to beds in long-term care, so that hospitals can move out patients who are in acute care only for lack of a place in a care home.
As for primary care, prescriptions will be refilled without doctor note, while doctors will be compensated for online and over-the-phone care.
Hollyburn House, another seniors home, is also dealing with two people who have tested positive.
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Last week, Henry issued a provincial health officer order cancelling all gatherings of more than 250 people.
That move comes after the District of West Vancouver closed down most of its recreation facilities to the public over the weekend and Capilano University announced it is suspending classes.
She also announced three deaths over the weekend, bringing Canada's total fatality count to four.
Dollar General announced on Monday it wanted to look out for the population most at-risk for COVID-19, seniors. Dollar General stores will dedicate the first hour of each shopping day to seniors beginning Tuesday, March 17.
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They also say 13 more people have died, mainly in Hubei Province, with the country's death toll now standing at 3,226. In order to get on the flight, she didn't tell anyone that she believed she might be infected with the coronavirus .
Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton said the 68-year-old patient had underlying health concerns. It has also said it is still working to confirm the residential area of 12 of the 30 new cases.
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The novel Coronavirus outbreak has caused alarm as it has crossed global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic. He declared the emergency under a 1988 law for funneling aid to states and local administrations.
The S&P index recorded no new 52-week highs and 325 new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded three new highs and 1,238 new lows. The coronavirus outbreak has produced the most profound shock to the financial system since the crash almost 12 years ago.
At this time, Trudeau said the measure doesn't apply to United States citizens or to flights coming from Mexico and the Caribbean. Trudeau also says Canadians should avoid non-essential travel outside of the country until further notice.
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If the league can not start on time, then the tentative plan is to start the season wherever opening day lands on the calendar. In all, more than 100 Division I programs have altered either schedules or attendance policies because of Coronavirus concerns.
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Others on the short list of both men include Senators Any Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren, who also dropped out of the race. Biden, 77, and Sanders, 78, have been forced to cancel public events and step off the campaign trail during the crisis.
AMC Theatres to limit attendance to 50 people per showing
Festivals, including South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and the Tribeca Film Festival in NY , have been canceled or delayed. But the largest chains in North America - AMC, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark - have tried to keep their doors open.