B.C. sees second day in a row with no COVID-19 deaths as schools ready to reopen

VICTORIA — British Columbia announced no new deaths from COVID-19 for the second day in a row on Saturday, as it recorded 11 new cases of the virus.

It’s the third time this week that there have been zero deaths from COVID-19 in B.C.

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The announcement comes as B.C. children gear up for a voluntary return to school starting on Monday.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the government thought carefully about the time to open up schools across B.C., and the drop in cases supports their decision.

Henry also pushed back over concerns about a rise in COVID-19 cases among children as schools reopen, saying the province knows how to manage those cases.

Henry also announced an order restricting overnight camps for children and youth across the province during the summer.

This report was first published by the Canadian Press on May 30, 2020.

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