Since March, Quebecers have benefited from the relaxation of certain health measures. On Wednesday, the Legault government did an about-face, by establishing new constraints, in particular to curb the third wave of Covid-19.
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A few hours before the Easter break, the Premier of Quebec decided to hold a press conference, which was not scheduled on his schedule. For the past few days, five regions in the orange zone have been the subject of high surveillance, due to the marked increase in Covid-19 cases.
Four of these regions will be subject to new restrictions, namely the Outaouais, Capitale-Nationale, Chaudière-Appalaches and Bas-Saint-Laurent regions.
- The Outaouais, the Capitale-Nationale, the Chaudière-Appalaches and the Bas-Saint-Laurent will pass Red zone as of April 1.
- The towns of Quebec, Lévis and Gatineau will be on break as of April 1, for a period of 10 days. All non-essential businesses, schools, cinemas, museums, gyms and hairdressing salons will be closed. The capacity of places of worship will increase to 25 people.
- In these three cities, during this critical period, the curfew will change from 9:30 p.m. to 20h.
- Even though the schools will be closed, teaching will be at distance.
- The child care schools will remain open, but only for priority workers.
The situation in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean remains stable for the moment.
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