BC formally extends ban on indoor eating, group health actions and extra

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After a week of speculation, health officials have extended the ban on indoor dining, as well as some other restrictions imposed by BC.

The ordinance, which went into effect March 30, also bans indoor adult group fitness activities and indoor worship.

Premier John Horgan said the final round of public health restrictions would remain in place until at least May 24th.

“For the next five weeks leading up to the long weekend in May, it’s important that we focus on following the guidelines,” said Horgan.

The announcement came along with several new travel restrictions in BC.

Starting Friday April 23, police will be conducting random “roadside checks” and issuing tickets to people caught outside of their health authorities’ area.

It also includes plans for ferry cancellations, travel bookings, camping reservations, and the installation of new border signs.

Further details on the order are expected to be received from Dr. Bonnie Henry and the BC Secretary of Public Security.