A poster outlines steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. (File photo)

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in White Rock, Surrey and beyond

JUNE 10: B.C. records fifth consecutive day with no new COVID-19-related deaths

Here’s the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond for Wednesday, June 10:

• The province has recorded its fifth day in a row with no new COVID-19 deaths.

B.C.’s COVID-19 essential-travel advisory could be lifted as soon as next week’s cabinet meeting to allow tourist attractions to invite out-of-town guests, Premier John Horgan says.

• The City of White Rock’s ongoing plan to re-open its outdoor sports facilities and playgrounds has left some in the local lacrosse community wondering when they’ll be able to return to action at Centennial Park’s outdoor box.

• As B.C. continues to see a decrease in new daily COVID-19 cases, a recent cluster connected to a family gathering is serving as a reminder to how quickly the novel coronavirus can spread.

• The B.C. government has passed a cabinet order protecting amateur sports organizations from COVID-19-related as they resume activities, and endorsed the Vancouver Canucks bid to be a hub city for NHL games this summer.

• An employee at a store at Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley had COVID-19, mall management has confirmed.

• The Canadian Paediatric Society is calling on education ministries to allow safe, in-person graduations for students to help give them closure and support after a challenging end to the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greater Vancouver Zoo announced Wednesday that frontline healthcare workers will be granted free admission to the wildlife park for all of 2020.

• Starbucks is pulling back on its presence in Canada with plans to close up to 200 coffee shops, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and evolving consumer habits.

• British Columbia’s film industry has been given the go-ahead to restart production after WorkSafeBC released new health and safety guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Horse mascot dressed in Dr. Bonnie Henry outfit a hit on Vancouver Island.

• British Columbians feel that hate-motivated crimes have gone up since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a survey from Statistics Canada released Tuesday (June 9).

• B.C.’s groundbreaking transition away from multi-site employment for senior home care aides is nearly complete, as COVID-19 outbreaks at health care facilities are brought under control.

• B.C. officials on Tuesday (June 9) announced nine new positive tests for COVID-19, with no new community outbreaks or additional cases in health care facilities.



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