“We will have to learn to live with the virus”, denounces a deputy

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The new health measures in force since Friday were strongly denounced by the PQ member for Jonquière, Sylvain Gaudreault, who believes that the government must change the way it manages the pandemic and adopt less restrictive measures for the population. & nbsp;

“We will have to learn to live with the virus,” he exclaimed.

Sylvain Gaudreault says he understands the gravity of the situation, but deplores that the government of François Legault continue to manage the crisis as on the first day of the pandemic, almost two years ago.

“It's worrying, but it's not as if we hadn't come to Omicron,” he said. We've been seeing what is happening elsewhere in the world for weeks. So I think we must learn to live with the virus while retaining certain measures because compliance with the measures is important, but we have to change the management method. ”

Like many citizens, he wonders about the need to impose another curfew.

“We have no scientific evidence that this measure has a real impact on contagion”, argued the MP.

More outbreaks among seniors

The spread of the Omicron virus was dazzling in Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean during the holiday season. Regional health authorities counted around 800 cases the week before Christmas, compared to more than 3,600 between December 25 and January 1.

The private seniors' residence, 54 Center-Ville, is struggling with a major outbreak. Nine employees and 14 residents have tested positive.

At CHSLD Georges-Hébert in the Arvida sector, 18 cases have also been confirmed.

“The virus is everywhere so it's increasingly difficult to control, admitted the regional director of public health, Dr Donald Aubin. Each of us has a responsibility to take the necessary measures to limit contamination as much as possible. ”

More than thirty people were hospitalized in the region on Monday, six of whom were in intensive care .

Four deaths have been added to the regional toll in two days for a total of 281 since the start of the pandemic.

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