COVID-19 in Quebec: no further relaxation of health measures

COVID-19 in Quebec: no further easing of sanitary measures< /p> UPDATE DAY

Prime Minister François Legault announced Thursday that his government could not “afford” to further relax the health measures currently in place.

“ We see the light at the end of the tunnel, but we are at the peak of the pandemic with more than 3,400 hospitalizations,” he said.

“We seem to have reached the peak of hospitalizations (.. .) This is good news (…) If we stay at this level, we won't need to implement plan B in the health network.”

“I ask you to remain cautious and patient […] We will eventually get out of this,” urges the Prime Minister. 

He was accompanied by the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, and the interim national director of public health, Luc Boileau. 

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Slight drop in hospitalizations

Despite a slight drop in the number of hospitalizations, the situation remains critical in the health network, with 3,411 patients are currently hospitalized in the province.

For its part, Ontario announced this morning a gradual deconfinement starting January 31, the date on which the dining rooms of restaurants, bars, cinemas and gyms will be able to reopen at 50% capacity.

More details to come…

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