Here’s your update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond for Monday, April 27:
• More than 10,000 businesses applied for the 75 per cent federal subsidy on the opening morning of the program, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
• The subsidy program will help fund Canadian faith organizations and churches that are struggling due to the pandemic.
• The Canadian Press reports on how National Hockey League goaltenders are staying sharp despite restrictions in training caused by the pandemic.
• Restaurants are pivoting to selling groceries as they adjust on the fly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Discarded masks and gloves are becoming a problem.
And in case you missed them, here are are some stories from the weekend on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis:
• Surrey’s FVDED in the Park has been cancelled, and rescheduled for 2021.
• B.C. total death toll from COVID-19 reached 100 on Saturday, while the majority of new cases comes as a result of an outbreak at a federal prison in Mission.
• Homeless camps are ordered to move into hotels in Victoria and Vancouver, after a provincial order.
More to come…