B.C. health officials to provide Thursday coronavirus update

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B.C. health officials are scheduled to deliver their latest update on the province’s novel coronavirus response at 3 p.m., Thursday.

Global News will stream the briefing live here and on our Facebook page, and carry it live on BC1.

Earlier Thursday, the federal government announced $19 billion in funding for the provinces to help them reopen and deal with a potential second wave of COVID-19 in the months to come.

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Ottawa also confirmed that the closure of the U.S. border to all but essential travel will be extended to Aug. 21.

As of Wednesday, B.C. had recorded 3,149 cases of COVID-19 and 189 deaths.


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