As the number of COVID-19 cases climbs back up, B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Tuesday ordered all nightclubs and banquet halls to close once again.
In addition, all liquor sales in all bars, pubs and restaurants must cease by 10 p.m., and the establishments must close by 11 p.m. unless full meal service is still being provided.
Music or other background sounds, such as televisions, must be no louder than the volume of normal conversation to prevent patrons from having to yell close to other people to be heard.
The order went into effect immediately, although there is a “grace period” while officials work out all the details.
Also on Tuesday, the province reported 429 new cases of COVID-19 over the previous four days, including the Labour Day weekend.
B.C. now has a total of 6,591 cases.
The number of people diagnosed with the virus has been consistently climbing in recent weeks, with many days where there have been more than 100 new cases.
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