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More visits soon to be allowed in B.C. care abodes: Dr. Bonnie Henry

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — B.C.’s top doctor says visiting a loved one in long-term care more often will soon be possible, but don’t expect general public safety orders to ease up before the summer.
As COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the province ramp up, Dr. Bonnie Henry says evidence shows us there is a high level of protection “at least in the short term after one dose.” Meaning, the timeline to be able to increase visits to long-term care moves up.

“We expect before the end of this month to be able to increase visits and have families be together with their loved ones in care abodes,” she says. “I comprehend this is something that’s important.”

Henry adds the province is focusing on immunizing essential visitors and putting in effort to safeguard people into long-term care “because we still want to make sure that it’s safe for everybody ……

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