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B.C. provincial health officer calls on younger people to avoid parties

BY , Aug 11, 2020 12:34 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

(File) -  British Columbia's public health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry giving her views during a press conference. - B.C. government

British Columbia's provincial health officer says the public needs to do a better job at lowering the number of COVID-19 cases and encouraged younger residents to avoid large social gatherings.

Dr. Bonnie Henry says a pandemic is a good excuse to skip a party.

Dr. Henry says gatherings of young people, even if it is less than the 50 person limit, are a concern for health officials.

She says when alcohol is involved, people often don't take the precautions they normally would.

B.C. reported 131 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, bringing the provincial total to 4,065.

There have been no new deaths, while the active case count has increased to 445 people.

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