Adam Powell waits with other residents of the Downtown Eastside to collect his social assistance cheque in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday. Photo: ReutersAdam Powell waits with other residents of the Downtown Eastside to collect his social assistance cheque in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Adam Powell waits with other residents of the Downtown Eastside to collect his social assistance cheque in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

‘No mask, no service’: In Vancouver, anti-coronavirus face coverings go mainstream, as fears grow over shortages for health workers

  • Once common only in Asian communities, mask wearing is becoming a more regular sight in broader Vancouver
  • But British Columbia authorities deter general public usage, with the provincial health officer warning of ‘tenuous’ supplies for health staff
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Adam Powell waits with other residents of the Downtown Eastside to collect his social assistance cheque in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday. Photo: ReutersAdam Powell waits with other residents of the Downtown Eastside to collect his social assistance cheque in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Adam Powell waits with other residents of the Downtown Eastside to collect his social assistance cheque in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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