COVID-19: Daily update on coronavirus pandemic in Surrey and beyond

MARCH 12: Schools open, Surrey Vaisakhi Parade cancelled

Here’s the latest from Surrey and area on the COVID-19 outbreak:

• There are seven new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., for a total of 53 cases with one death. Six people have fully recovered

• The province is recommending people don’t travel outside of Canada, and any events that expect to host more than 250 people should be cancelled

READ ALSO: B.C. recommends no travel outside Canada in coronavirus pandemic

• The 2020 Surrey Vaisakhi has been cancelled

READ ALSO: Surrey Vaisakhi Parade cancelled amid COVID-19 outbreak

• Surrey schools are open today (March 12), including Coast Meridian Elementary School, which was closed Wednesday due to a positive case in the school community.

READ ALSO: Surrey school reopens after one-day closure due to positive COVID-19 case

• Surrey Centre MP Randeep Sarai has closed his constituency office to the public “due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus.” He can still be contacted at 604-589-2441 or

• Sources’ has postponed its Run for the Roses Gala in South Surrey

READ ALSO: Sources’ South Surrey gala postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

• The NHL has suspended its 2019-2020 season

READ ALSO: NHL suspends 2019-20 season amid coronavirus pandemic, MLB postpones season

• The Vancouver Sun Run has been cancelled

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