Dr. Bonnie Henry to provide update on coronavirus in B.C.
B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix are providing an update on novel coronavirus at 2:30 p.m. PST.
Posted by CHEK News: Official Page on Thursday, February 6, 2020
B.C. Minister of Health Adrian Dix and B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry are providing an update on novel coronavirus.
On Feb. 4, Henry announced that a second, presumptive case of coronavirus was identified in B.C.
Henry said a woman in her 50s in the Vancouver area is in stable condition in isolation at home, where a small number of her family members visiting from Hubei province in China are also staying.
Hubei, especially the city of Wuhan, is at the centre of the outbreak in China.
There are five documented cases of coronavirus in the country so far: three in Ontario and two in B.C.
On Thursday, a charter plane carrying Canadian citizens home from Wuhan began its journey home.
The flight is slated to stop to refuel in Vancouver before heading to Canadian Forces Base Trenton, where it is expected to land early Friday.
All evacuees from Wuhan will then spend 14 days under quarantine on the military base in southern Ontario.
They will be monitored to see if they have contracted the virus.
With files from The Canadian Press