COVID-19: Newfoundland sets up control points with the Quebec

COVID-19: Terre-Neuve met sur pied des points de contrôle avec le Québec

SAINT-JEAN, T.-N.-L. | The prime minister of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dwight Ball, announced Sunday the establishment of control points between his province and Quebec.

By doing this, the province is keeping step with its counterparts in the Maritimes, the other three provinces have already put in place measures to limit the interprovincial movement.

Only people with a reason that is deemed essential, for example, work-related, will be able to go from Quebec to Newfoundland and Labrador, and vice-versa.

“Go and buy cigarettes at a lower price in Quebec is not an essential need”, pointed out the prime minister’s Ball in addressing his fellow citizens at a press conference.

Newfoundland and Labrador has a total of 135 people with the COVID-19, up from 15 since Saturday.

This number may seem limited at first, but Newfoundland is, in fact, the second province most affected in the country by the coronaviruses in terms of the number of infected people per 100 000 inhabitants, just behind Quebec.

More details to come…

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