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Province of British Columbia
STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
2021PREM0004-000115
Jan. 25, 2021
Office of the Premier
Premier’s statement on one year since Canada’s first COVID-19 case

VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement marking one year since the first presumptive COVID-19 case in Canada was announced:

“One year ago today, the first presumptive case of COVID-19 in Canada was announced. The first lab-confirmed case in British Columbia was announced later that week. Within six weeks, COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic.

“Over the past year, British Columbians – like people around the world – have faced challenges, hardships and loss. COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down.

“While the end of the pandemic is in sight, thanks to the availability of vaccines, the threat is not over. We must remain vigilant.

“Today is an appropriate time to commemorate the more than 1,000 British Columbians we have lost so far to COVID-19. It is also the time to acknowledge the countless efforts and sacrifices people have made to help protect and take care of others over the last year.

“Today, we recommit ourselves to protecting people’s health and livelihoods from the threat of COVID-19, knowing that better days are ahead.”

For a French translation: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PREM0004-000115#translations

 
Contact:
 
Jen Holmwood
Press Secretary
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
jen.holmwood@gov.bc.ca
250 818-4881
 

 
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