Letter: Why not close daycares, too?

A Port Coquitlam letter writer asks why the government isn't mandating the closure of daycare centres as well as K-12 schools to stop the spread of COVID-19

The Editor,

I have few simple questions to provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and all health authorities in Tri-Cities:

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How can we able to maintain social distancing (two metres) among young children in daycare centres?

Why will licensed daycares in B.C. remain open while schools from kindergarten to Grade 2 are being closed indefinitely? Why the double standard?

Common sense tells us that young children between the age of one and four years of age do not have the maturity to practise social distancing at all. Please put children's safety first, not politics.

Patrick Ng, Port Coquitlam

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