All downtown Vancouver bars and restaurants ordered closed for St. Patrick’s Day

There will be no green beer flowing in downtown Vancouver on St. Patrick’s Day after the city obtained an order requiring all bars and restaurants in the central core to close on Tuesday.

“Just stay home and drink your Guinness, listen to the Pogues, and next year, we can all celebrate together,” said Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart late Monday.

Stewart said he contacted provincial health officials about his growing concerns at the prospect of thousands of people gathering together downtown amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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