The four cases of COVID-19 that have been diagnosed in Quebec Remparts players come from a variant that remains to be identified.
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As of Wednesday, two of the four affected players were showing symptoms.
However, their condition is not critical according to our information.
The other two are currently asymptomatic although one of them showed symptoms for a very short time a few days ago.
For now, the number of cases remains at four but could climb over the next few days as the Remparts have discussed the possibility of re-testing everyone to ensure not only they have the picture. as representative of the situation as possible, but also not to further delay their period of compulsory isolation by 14 days.
According to QMJHL policy, all players and staff members of a team placed in segregation must submit to tests two days before the end of the said quarantine. If the team waits until then and new cases are reported, they may have to self-isolate even longer.
The other team affected by the virus at the moment, the Gatineau Olympiques, would also be struggling with a variant depending on the daily The right.
More or less credible rumors have circulated in recent hours that the QMJHL is preparing to cancel the holding of its playoffs.
In the evening Tuesday, the director of communications of the Courteau circuit, Maxime Blouin, wanted to clarify the situation by denying these hearsay.
“The league is working with its teams to find the best scenario to start winning the President’s Cup as soon as possible. However, for the moment, the priority is to ensure the health and safety of our players. This is what we have been doing since the start of the season and it has allowed us to play all these games, ”he wrote.
Last Saturday, the QMJHL was to announce which cities will host the protected environments for the first round of the playoffs. Everything was postponed due to the discovery of positive cases at the Remparts and the Olympiques.
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