The operator of a Canadian ski resort says unsanctioned Australia Day celebrations could be accountable for a latest improve in COVID-19 cases.
5 additional infections have been linked to a group cluster at Big White Mountain Ski Resort on Tuesday, which now numbers 231.
Sixteen cases are lively and in isolation on or off the mountain close to Kelowna, British Columbia.
Senior Vice President Michael J. Ballingall stated the brand new cases could be linked to a rise in testing following “unsanctioned Australia Day gatherings” that had been noticed on social media.
“Optimistic cases proceed to stem from privately managed group housing,” he stated in an announcement.
Ballingall informed CBC that celebrations on January 26 had grow to be considerably of a practice on the resort due to the massive variety of Australians working there – accounting for about 22 per cent of employees.
Beneath present restrictions, all occasions and social gatherings, of any measurement, are suspended in British Columbia till Friday.
The Big White Ski Resort is scheduled to stay open till April 11, 2021.