The Legault government is expected to announce, at its press conference scheduled for 5 p.m., targeted and very severe measures for certain regions where the health situation has seriously deteriorated.
According to our information, at least two regions, Quebec (including Lévis) and Gatineau, would go into “emergency zone”. Black is also making its appearance on the health map to designate “special measures” imposed on certain regions. This change in designation would come with draconian restrictions, similar to those imposed in January.
The curfew could thus be brought forward, non-essential businesses would be closed and the government is seriously studying the possibility of closing schools.
The other regions would not be affected by these measures.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister indicated at a press briefing that his government was considering tightening health measures in five regions of Quebec where the third wave is gaining momentum.
The situation surrounding COVID-19 in the Capitale-Nationale, Chaudière-Appalaches, Outaouais, Bas-Saint-Laurent and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regions worries the health authorities.
The Prime Minister also mentioned that he was considering the idea of imposing additional restrictions to avoid family gatherings or gatherings between friends on the occasion of the Easter long weekend.
The arrival of a third wave and the increase in cases of variants are forcing several countries around the world to adopt more severe measures, including a re-containment of the population or a curfew that begins earlier.
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