Posted May 12, 2020 5:18 pm

Updated May 12, 2020 5:34 pm

Health officials are set to provide a Tuesday update on British Columbia’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. over a 48-hour period, as well as one new death, and urged the public to remain vigilant despite the province releasing plans to reopen the economy.

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Henry said an outbreak involving temporary foreign workers at West Kelowna’s Bylands Nurseries is now over.

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She also asked for patience as the province moves toward easing physical-distance requirements after the May long weekend, saying a thoughtful and measured approach will keep the public safe.

“A steady stream will be far more successful than a rushing river,” she said.

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