Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Langford mayor calls for school shutdown, ferry and bus ban amid COVID-19

"This virus spreads too fast, we can’t wait for it to affect our students and all of our communities."

Victoria Comic Con, Michelle Obama talk among events postponed due to COVID-19

All purchased tickets will be honoured for whichever dates these events are postponed to

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau tests positive for coronavirus

JUST IN: The Prime Minister’s wife recently returned from a trip to the UK.

B.C. announces seven new cases of COVID-19, advises against non-essential travel outside Canada

The Health Ministry is also requiring the cancellation of all gatherings of 250 people or more

WHL suspends season due to rising concerns over coronavirus

The Victoria Royals had two home games scheduled for this weekend.

University of Victoria students petition to shut down campus due to coronavirus fears

"If we wait until there is a case at the University of Victoria, it will be too late."

NHL suspends season along with NBA due to coronavirus concerns

Two NBA players have tested positive for the virus.

Victoria council approves motion to suspend cruise ship landings at Ogden Point amid COVID-19

Provincial and federal authorities have advised against travelling on cruise ships at this time

2020 JUNO Awards cancelled due to growing coronavirus concerns

The event was scheduled for March 15th.

First case of COVID-19 confirmed on Vancouver Island, among 7 new cases

BREAKING: A man in his 60s who recently travelled to Egypt

Royal Roads University researchers part of national initiative to combat COVID-19 misinformation

Supported by a $478,000 grant from the federal government

World Heath Organization declares coronavirus a global pandemic

There have now been over 100 reported cases of the disease in Canada

B.C. announces seven new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 39

Two of them work at the North Vancouver care centre where one person died recently

WHL advises against contact between players and fans due to COVID-19 outbreak

In an official statement released today.

Glenlyon Norfolk School closes Greater Victoria campuses due to COVID-19 scare

The schools were closed as a precaution as the illness has not been confirmed as a case of coronavirus
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First novel coronavirus death reported in British Columbia

BREAKING: There are now 32 cases of COVID-19 in B.C.
Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons temporarily stops accepting reusable cups in light of coronavirus outbreak

The upcoming Roll Up The Rim contest will also be affected.

Province unveils response plan for British Columbians due to rise in coronavirus outbreaks

Of BC's 21 confirmed COVID-19 cases, four patients have fully recovered.

Cruise ship bound for Victoria currently quarantined in California due to coronavirus

There are residents from Victoria on-board the ship.

B.C. announces eight new cases of novel coronavirus within one day

One of the patients has not recently travelled and has had no contact with anyone previously diagnosed with COVID-19.

Starbucks temporarily stops serving in reusable mugs across North America amid COVID-19

But they will continue to honour the 10 cent discount for those who bring one in

B.C. woman in her 80s contracts critical case of coronavirus bringing total cases in...

She is currently in isolation in ICU at Vancouver General Hospital

B.C. reports three new coronavirus cases, bringing total in province to 12

All three returned to Canada after travelling to Iran

Canada increases travel risk level for South Korea, Northern Italy, Iran amid COVID-19 spread

Nearly 3,000 people have succumbed to the disease worldwide

Air Canada cancels all flights to and from China until April 10

The suspension was initially supposed to last til February 29th
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BC CDC shares information to clear up misconceptions about coronavirus transmission

Wearing a mask could actually put you more at risk of the illness, the agency says

World Health Organization declares global health emergency following coronavirus outbreak

JUST IN: There are now 7,834 confirmed cases of coronavirus around the world

Air Canada suspends flights to Beijing and Shanghai after federal travel advisory

There are now nearly 6,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in China

British Columbia’s first case of Coronavirus confirmed in Vancouver region

“I would be absolutely surprised if we did not have more cases,” the province’s Public Health Officer said.

Government of Canada issues travel advisory for parts of China

There is currently one confirmed case and one presumptive case of coronavirus in Canada