Greater Montréal: a green light for the reopening of the shops on the 25th of may

Grand Montréal: feu vert à la réouverture des commerces le 25 mai

François Legault takes the “gamble” to start the déconfinement of Greater Montreal. Businesses that have a storefront and the day care will reopen.

Encouraged by the return of staff in the hospitals of the Metropolis, the authorities give the green light to the reopening of the retail stores that have an exterior door independent as planned on may 25. The shops of the shopping centres will still have to wait.

The prime minister was on Monday perked up by the last balance-sheet of the spread of the COVID-19, which has 34 new victims of the virus, which is the lowest level of deaths since one month.

“The trend is good then we can actually take a certain bet. And then, to win our bet, I need the collaboration of all Quebecers”, a-t-il, however, been reported.

Citizens, to your masks!

The safety distance physics will have to be respected. François Legault is calling on people to wear a mask in the shops.

Even if it does not favour this path, the prime minister does not exclude the possibility of making the covers-face compulsory in public places if it finds too much of indiscipline.

Headache for the parents

A challenge awaits, however, the merchants and their employees who have young children. Child care services in the Greater Montreal will be able to gradually re-open their doors from the 1st of June. But the occupancy rate of childcare facilities will be limited to 50% because of sanitary measures.

“I want to immediately warn the parents. We have still restricted the number of places in childcare facilities, to questions of estrangement. Therefore, it is possible that parents do not have access to, that everyone does not have access to child care spaces,” warned the prime minister.

This is not to mention workers who have children of school age. The government has already announced last week that schools in the Metropolis and its suburbs will remain closed until September.

“I urge employers to be sympathetic and, of course, to try to do with the means of the board,” insisted François Legault.

Increase cases to provide

The déconfinement du Grand Montréal, will inevitably lead to increase of the spread of the virus. “You understand that we are going to have more cases. What we want is that there is a transmission that is controlled,” said Dr. Horacio Arruda.

The national director of public health wishes to avoid a “wave”.



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