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Vancouver (B.C.), May 25 (Canadian-Media): Progress in slowing down of COVID-19 in British Columbia (B.C) has made it to move into a new phase of the response with lifting of some restrictions, but Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer advises British Columbians to keep their travel close to home this summer, media reports said.
Dr Bonnie Henry. Image credit: Offcial site of B.C.
She said many small communities including some First Nations that could be more vulnerable to illness may not want people coming in.
Henry said it would be better to those communities to let them decide if it's safe for people to visit.
Henry also said, during the weekend, that the province's public health teams are getting ready this summer to do more contact tracing.
This fall may see an increase in the number COVID-19 cases, Henry said, besides the usual respiratory illnesses seen every year.
She said the public health team in each health authority is provided with retired doctors, nurses as well as medical students to do contact tracing.