Morning Headlines: March 3, 2020

Michelle de Leon / March 3, 2020

Dr. Bonnie Henry advices Canadians to postpone any travel if they have flu-like symptoms.

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COVID-19 SPREAD CONTROLLED IN BC

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said British Columbia says the spread of the virus is controlled and continues to be monitored .

Canadians who have recently travelled across the border into Washington state do not need to contact public health officials unless they feel sick, she says.

The Prime Minister Justin Trudea says the government is working with international community and to ensure Canadians are safe from the coronavirus.

SIX RAPID TRANSIT ROUTE OPTIONS FOR NORTH SHORE

The provincial government has identified six possible route options for a high-capcity, rapid transit between Vancouver and the North Shore.

The BC Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Claire Trevena acknowledges people living and working on the North Shore are frustrated with traffic congestion that has been increasing for years.

A second phase of the study will explore the six options further.

Tune into BCIT News this afternoon for more details on the potential routes.

The first phase looked at ways to connect the North Shore to the region’s wider transit network which lead to the proposal of six options.

(Government of BC)

The IOC encourages all athletes to continue to prepare for the games and will follow the advice of WHO

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TOKYO OLYMPICS PROCEEDS AS PLANNED

The International Olympic Committee expressed its full commitment to continue the Olympic Games in Tokyo, despite the concerns from the coronavirus outbreak.

Olympic organizers and the IOC say the Summer Olympic Games will go ahead as planned, and that there is no plan B.

Japan’s Olympics minister Seiko Hashimoto acknowledged on Tuesday that Tokyo’s contract would allow for a postponement until the end of the year.