COVID-19: Quebec requests the closure of public places

Bars, cinemas, libraries, training centers, ski centers, swimming pool and other gathering places should close their doors, Prime Minister François Legault asked Sunday, while Quebec is now in a state of health emergency , engaged in a fierce war against the coronavirus.
The Quebec government is also asking restaurant owners to limit the capacity of their establishment to 50%, in other words, that every second table is occupied to keep a certain distance between people, explained Mr. Legault during his daily press conference.

“This is the key,” launched the Prime Minister. All the specialists say so. You have to keep a distance at all times. Ideally, at least a meter with other people because we must avoid taking the risk of infecting other people when we are infected ourselves in many cases without knowing it. ”

Quebeckers should simply limit their outings to work, buy food, go to the pharmacy, get treatment, go for a walk or help someone 70 and over, according to Mr. Legault.

Mr. Legault was accompanied by the Minister of Health, Danielle McCann, and the National Director of Public Health, Horacio Arruda.

Health workers meeting

Mr. Legault will hold a series of meetings on Sunday with stakeholders in the health sector: doctors, nurses, attendants to beneficiaries, union spokespersons, etc., to ensure their collaboration and meet their needs.

Furthermore, the latest developments have forced Quebec City to finally close its public facilities.

Thus, the Vieille-Capitale’s sports, leisure and community life platforms have been inaccessible since 5 p.m. Saturday evening.

The mayor of Quebec, Régis Labeaume, said he had no choice but to reverse his decision because of the state of health emergency decreed by the government of Quebec.

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