Vancouver stepping up to protect street people amid pandemic

Vancouver is home to a large number of people whose lifestyle makes it nearly impossible to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus.

Good hand hygiene and self-isolation are elusive when one lives in crowded conditions and on the street.

Thursday the city announced it was erecting 10 hand-washing stations in the Downtown Eastside to help.

Video Journalist / Vancouver

A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a talent agent for film and TV. She joined APTN National News in 2007 as a Video Journalist in the Vancouver bureau. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International Human Rights Journalism Award for her story on murdered and missing women and girls.

1 thought on “Vancouver stepping up to protect street people amid pandemic

  1. what about housing?
    handwashing only goes so far. and down there, not nearly far enough. what a joke.

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