B.C. Premier to hold press conference to address people returning to province

B.C. Premier to hold press conference to address people returning to province

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Premier John Horgan will be holding a press conference on Wednesday to share “important information for people returning” to B.C.

The press conference will take place at 1:15 pm PT and can be watched live on our CHEK Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The premier’s announcement comes ahead of a long weekend in the province, one that commonly sees families coming together for religious reasons.

In a statement earlier this morning, Premier Horgan addressed directly the Canadian Jewish community preparing for Passover.

“These are extraordinary times, and Passover celebrations will look different this year. Instead of gathering in person tonight for the seder, generations of family will find other ways to connect with each other, including by video chat, phone call or visiting from a safe physical distance. No matter how they choose to celebrate, many people will still enjoy food, wine, song and the retelling of the Exodus, when Israelites broke free from slavery in ancient Egypt,” said Horgan.

His announcement also comes on the same day the province announced the closure of all BC Parks ahead of the long weekend, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

In a tweet sent out earlier on Wednesday, Horgan also addressed another major concern on people’s minds in regards to the Easter Bunny.

Much to the relief of many, the Easter Bunny has been approved by the province to carry out all necessary duties with a special “eggs-emption” from Horgan himself.

“I am pleased to welcome you to our province for your annual egg-delivering duties,” said Horgan in a light-hearted announcement.

Following the 1:15 pm press conference by the premier, BC health officials will be providing an update on the number of cases of COVID-19 in the province. The update will happen at 3:30 p.m.

British Columbia has reported a total of 1,291 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the fourth-highest in the country, according to Health Canada.


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