British Columbia

The COVID-19 pandemic: A timeline of key events across British Columbia

Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in B.C. in late January, the situation has evolved quickly across the province.

From the outbreak overseas to a pandemic at home

Customers wait in line to shop for groceries at Famous Foods in Vancouver on March 26, 2020. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in B.C. in late January, the situation has evolved quickly into an unprecedented health-care emergency across the province.

Thousands of people have lost their jobs, dozens of businesses have collapsed and the provincial economy has come to a near stop. The virus has infiltrated care facilities and at least one correctional centre, while health authorities rush to flatten the curve and prepare the province's hospitals for an influx of patients.

But there have also been many stories of hope and community. 

Here is a timeline of the spread of the novel coronavirus in B.C. and the province's fight to slow it down.

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