The multiplication of private parties in the Montérégie region has led to a resurgence of the COVID-19 in this region, where 70 people are now infected by the new coronavirus. Young people diagnosed with the disease, but asymptomatic, have participated in these evenings.
The situation is particularly concerned about Dr. Julie Loslier, director of public health in the Montérégie, which has expressed its concern in a posting video on the page Facebook of the organization Thursday evening.
“I really see the impact of parties in private attended by the people who had a diagnosis of COVID-19, but who were entirely asymptomatic. What we observe is a phenomenon that is soaring. It is returned to around 70 positive cases linked to a few parties only,” said Dr. Loslier.
She asks the parents to show the example to their young, avoid parties where there are more than 10 people and not to mention the distancing physical. It also calls upon the witnesses of the evenings that bring together dozens of people to report the event to police.
“If you are the witness of party where there are more than 50 people, tell the police,” says Dr. Loslier in the video.
She explains that there have been parties where a hundred people had gathered.
In addition, the mask-wearing will become mandatory in the municipalities of Saint-Chrysostome and Ormstown, in the west of the Montérégie region, as early as Friday.