B.C. premier to speak on self-isolation rule for people returning to Canada

Premier John Horgan is scheduled to make an announcement about people returning to B.C. from outside the country amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

He is expected to host a news conference from Victoria at 1:15 p.m. You can watch it live here on our website, on the Global BC Facebook page, and on BC1.

The province has repeatedly raised concerns about having enough resources to communicate and enforce public-health orders to those arriving in B.C. at an airport or land border crossing.

The act, which went into effect March 25, states that anyone returning to Canada from another country must immediately self-isolate for 14 days, with penalties of fines or jail time.

Staff with the Canada Border Services Agency were expected to inform all returning Canadians and permanent residents of the new orders and forbid them from making any stops on their way home.

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On Wednesday, Global News has learned there are currently no public health officials stationed at Canada-U.S. land border crossings to assist in screening for COVID-19.

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