COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock, Delta and beyond

APRIL 18: Surrey Hospital Foundation needs $568K worth of equipment for COVID-19 care

Here’s the daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Surrey, White Rock, Delta and beyond for Saturday, April 18:

• Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will be giving her daily update at noon

• Surrey Memorial Hospital needs half a million dollars worth of equipment for COVID-19 care

READ ALSO: Surrey Hospital Foundation needs to buy $568K in equipment for COVID-19 care, April 17, 2020

• On Friday, the Surrey school district announced it would be expanding its childcare program to “tier 2” essential service workers

READ ALSO: Surrey school district expands childcare program for essential service workers, April 16, 2020

• The YMCA is also expanding its childcare services

READ ALSO: YMCA expands childcare to new families, priority given to essential service workers in B.C., April 17, 2020

• Regional parks in Delta have reopened following long-weekend closures

READ ALSO: Regional parks in Delta reopen after long weekend closures, April 16, 2020

• Work on the Trans Mountain pipeline will go ahead in Burnaby

READ ALSO: Trans Mountain pipeline work proceeds with COVID-19 restrictions, April 18, 2020

• In B.C., Henry says the province could see some restrictions eased by mid-May

READ ALSO: B.C. could see some COVID-19 restrictions eased by mid-May: Health officials, April 17, 2020

• The province continues to see some encouraging signs when it comes to flattening the curve

READ ALSO: B.C.’s latest COVID-19 modelling shows restrictions flattening curve, April 17, 2020

• The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least a few more weeks

READ ALSO: Canada-U.S. border restrictions extended another 30 days, April 18, 2020

• In Canada, the demand for toilet paper has skyrocketed since the pandemic started

READ ALSO: Toilet paper demand in Canada has skyrocketed 241%, April 17, 2020

• Starting Monday, all Canadian air travellers will be required to wear non-medical masks

READ ALSO: Canadian air travellers required to wear non-medical masks: Transport Canada, April 17, 2020

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