B.C. Premier Announces Two-Week Extension of State of Emergency – May 27, 2020

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B.C. Premier Announces Two-Week Extension of State of Emergency – May 27, 2020

In a news conference in Victoria, British Columbia Premier John Horgan provides an update on his government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He is joined by B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix. The premier announces that the province’s state of emergency has been extended for an additional two weeks. The B.C. government originally declared a state of emergency on March 18, making this the longest period that an emergency order has been in place in B.C.’s history. Horgan also announces that the provincial legislature will resume on June 22. Some MLAs will take part in person while others will join via videoconference. The premier also announces that a second urgent primary care centre was opened the day before in Surrey. The government had planned to announce the new centre months ago, but postponed the announcement due to the pandemic. (no interpretation)