Premier John Horgan announced the beginning of stage 3 In the reopening of commerce and business for British Columbia. This is not a complete reopening in return toPre-COVID 19 status. This is a cautious approach to Opening some businesses so that we can live comfortably with the virus. The Premier and health Official Dr. Bonnie Henry stated several times this is not the time to have a big family reunion or expect to be able to have an exotic lavish trip to destinations unknown. This is a time to enjoy summer and do some travelling within the province of British Columbia in a safe and healthy manner. It is urged that we adhere to the protocols they have gotten us to the point that we are now. They are urging outside travellers from neighbouring provinces to adhere to the protocols that have kept our curve flat.
British Columbia a global example of what can happen when a community works together to keep the virus At bay. Because of the work that Dr. Bonnie Henry and the BC health officials have done along withThe residents following the instructions and guidelines presented by officials the number of cases of COVID-19 Has stayed low.Along withThe BC government and critics supporting the health officials by listening to scientific ideas in closing businesses as well as now reopening businesses also kept this province in a healthy state. BC is an example to the world that the science works.
In the press conference recorded below they also talk about travel the opioid crisis and the film industry. While British Columbians welcome all Canadian citizens they are still keeping the border to the US closed to tourism and nonessential travel. British Columbia has not closed that same border to essential commerce and goods moving back and forth between their neighbours and themselves. British Columbia also billed as Hollywood North because of strong ties to the film and entertainment industry. Government is open to allowing the film industry to restart under specific guidelines. One of the biggest concerns is the talent in front of the camera who may come from the United States. One of the biggest protocols that helped keep the number of cases of the virus down is self-isolation. There is a question of how to self isolate the talent in front of the camera travelling from the US to Canada without causing unnecessary burdens. Until this question and a few others, about travelling between the U.S. and Canada are solved The film industry may be halted. Travel and Film are to the biggest industries in British Columbia. Premier HorganPromises to resolve this as quickly as possible.
The question of the opioid crisis appeared today after an announcement of possible mandatory hospitalizationForyouthful addicts. The reporter asking this question asked if the government used the science presented by. Bonnie Henry to solve the COVID 19 problem would they do the same for the opioid crisis. There have been thousands of death due to the illegal distribution of opioids. One of the suggestions to this crisis was to decriminalize being an addict. The Premier did not say that decriminalization was on the table or off the table. We do not know that the Province is reviewing the policing act. What is actually on the agenda is still unknown.
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