B.C. implements new measures to protect supply chain amid COVID-19 crisis

The B.C. government is taking new measures to protect supply chains during the novel coronavirus crisis.

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said Thursday that the province takes a more active role in coordinating the movement of essential goods and services by land, air, sea and rail.

A newly-formed supply chain coordination unit will work to identify key roadblocks that needs to be overcome.

Farnworth said retailers and suppliers are required to report on their inventory of critical supplies, including health supplies for frontline workers.

Progress has already been made, he said, with many stores putting in measures to enforce social distancing and discourage hoarding.

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