September 6 to 7 we had 107 new cases and in the last 24 hours, we have had a further 83 new cases.
"As we know, issuing orders is not something that we do lightly", Dr. Henry said.
As a result of the uptick in cases, Dr. Henry has closed all night clubs and banquet halls until further notice, effective immediately.
On top of that, these venues must now close at 11 pm, unless they include meal service, said Henry.
The order also adds that restaurants, pubs and bars will have to lower the volume of their background music in order to keep patrons from yelling or raising their voices.More news: TikTok is trying to stop people from sharing a graphic video
But she added with the respiratory season coming in the fall, it's crucial to make changes to reduce the risks of some environments.
She said the province's philosophical approach to the pandemic has been to issue minimal mandatory restrictions - but that exposures in venues like nightclubs had become a "major source" of transmission, putting strain on public health resources.
"As we get back to work for many people and back to school for many people, it is the time for all of us to cut back on our social interactions".
"We're moving from the summer where we all needed a break, but we are now at the point where we're seeing cases continue to increase", she said. "Now is the time for all of us to go back to our smaller, safer social interactions".
Around half of restaurants, bars and pubs are not making money or are "just barely squeaking through" thanks to federal wage supports and rent supports, Guignard said.More news: Kanye West 'walks on water' during Sunday service stunt
Henry also announced case counts over the long weekend. September 5 to 6, we had 116 new cases.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 6,591 cases of the virus recorded in B.C.
There are 1,386 active cases of COVID-19 in all health authorities across BC. Of those, 32 are in hospital with 12 in intensive or critical care. Two more people, both in long-term care, have died of the virus.
An additional 3,063 people are now under public health monitoring in B.C. due to exposure to the virus.
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"There are three new health-care facility outbreaks at Burnaby General Hospital and Rideau Retirement Centre in the Fraser Health region, and at Holy Family Hospital long-term care facility, which is a second outbreak". In total there are 14 active outbreaks in healthcare system, 11 in longterm care or assisted living and three in acute care.