B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announce B.C.’s seventh case of novel coronavirus at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 24, 2020. (Tom Fletcher - Black Press)

Health Minister praises Kelowna MLA for working together during COVID-19 crisis

Norm Letnick is the Liberal Party’s health critic

Provincial politicans are putting thier political differences aside and working together to try and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Earlier this morning, Health Minister Adrian Dix praised his counterpart, Kelowna MLA Norm Letnick, for his support and advice to help the province deal with the crisis.

“I think people want to play their part in helping the situation and I’m very proud of the way the people of British Columbia are reacting,” said Dix on CBC radio on March 17.

“The Liberal health critic Norm Letnick is an MLA from Kelowna. We speak everyday and he provides support and advice. He’s helping us through this process and as a key advisor on this I think these are special times and all of us have to change the way we act and Norm has been fantastic.”

As of March 16 there were a total of 103 cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia. Three people have died.

READ MORE: New measures implemented in Kelowna to slow spread of COVID-19

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