Health officials are set to provide a Tuesday update on British Columbia’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. over a 48-hour period, as well as one new death, and urged the public to remain vigilant despite the province releasing plans to reopen the economy.

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Henry said an outbreak involving temporary foreign workers at West Kelowna’s Bylands Nurseries is now over.

She also asked for patience as the province moves toward easing physical-distance requirements after the May long weekend, saying a thoughtful and measured approach will keep the public safe.

“A steady stream will be far more successful than a rushing river,” she said.

The Vancouver Park Board said Monday that it had issued nearly 1,900 warnings to people in parks and beaches last weekend regarding a lack of physical distancing. As a result, the reopening of parking lots at such locales will be delayed.

The news conference at 3 p.m. will be carried live on BC1, on our website, the Global BC Facebook page and CKNW.

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