After hinting for weeks that public well being restrictions in COVID-19 crimson zones may proceed previous the tip of October, Quebec Premier François Legault is anticipated to announce they are going to be extended and even expanded — with Grade 9 college students becoming a member of their older friends who’ve been studying from residence someday out of two.
The premier and public well being officers are holding a information convention at 5 p.m. in Montreal. Legault is on the town for a briefing with native well being officers.
You may watch the replace from the premier reside right here and on the CBC Montreal Fb web page.
The seven-day common of recent each day instances within the province was at greater than 1,000 for a lot of October, although instances previously few days have dipped beneath that quantity.
Quebec recorded 808 new instances of the novel coronavirus Monday and 879 Sunday. Legault hasn’t mentioned what determine well being officers are anticipating to find out subsequent steps.
Quebecers in designated crimson zones are requested to not collect with individuals dwelling outdoors of their family — except they reside alone, through which case they’re allowed to pair up with one other single-occupant family for nevertheless lengthy their area is in crimson.
Restaurant eating rooms and gymnasiums are additionally closed in crimson zones, however shops and quite a few different companies and workplaces, together with buying centres, are allowed to stay open.
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Late final month, Legault introduced a collection of public well being measures that will be categorized based on 4 alert ranges in Quebec‘s totally different areas. Every area is coded by a color that designates its alert stage.
Out of 19 areas outlined by the province, 10 are both totally or partially in crimson, the utmost alert stage.
Legault initially mentioned crimson zones would see heightened restrictions for 28 days, however quickly after mentioned that interval may very well be prolonged if measures aren’t revered and case numbers do not drop.