The premier of British Columbia, John Horgan, has given his support to the Canucks in their attempt to designate Vancouver as one of two cities in the context of a possible resumption of the activities of the national hockey League (NHL).
To make this possible, the mandatory quarantine required by the government of Canada for all visitors who enter the country should, however, be thrown, or minimally modified. Horgan revealed to have sent a letter to prime minister Justin Trudeau, Wednesday, during his weekly press conference.
In his missive, the man of State has asked its federal counterpart to allow for a quarantine expanded. Thus, the group of a maximum of 50 people per team could cohabit at the hotel, but would be cut off from the rest of the population.
The public health authorities of the province have given their approval to the plan presented by the Canucks. The members of the teams could even take their family to Vancouver.
“Dr. [Bonnie Henry, the director of public health] has reviewed the plan, and it involves a change in the plan of quarantine that would allow a team to be a family entity or a bubble,” said Horgan, according to the newspaper the Vancouver Courier.
“These people within this entity would remain together in a hotel. They would set at the Rogers Arena in private transport. The tests would be the responsibility of the clubs. No interaction with the public would not take place during the quarantine period of 14 days,” explained the prime minister.
Depending on the format playoff retained by the NHL, 12 clubs per association will be back on the ice, if the recovery was indeed taking place. A tour additional qualifier would reduce the number of teams to eight to boot then the four rounds of traditional.