B.C. Premier John Horgan held a conference call today with faith leaders to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak, which the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix also participated in the call with leaders from different religious denominations.
Horgan says he wants faith leaders to be as up-to-date as possible about the government’s efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirius and keep people in British Columbia safe.
He says people often turn to them for comfort, aid and advice.
Horgan says Henry will provide the leaders with details about the virus and how best to fight the disease.
B.C. has 39 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of March 10, 2020, including 1 death.
Story by The Canadian Press