The government announced Legault from October 1, the closure of bars, dining rooms, theaters, cinemas and other indoor gathering places in the red zone to break the second wave of the Covid-19 before it overwhelms the network of health.
Greater Montreal, the Capitale-Nationale, with the exception of Portneuf and Charlevoix, and Chaudière-Appalaches fall into the red zone. Those who reside there will remember the months of April and May.
“We have to take our responsibilities. The figures are final. There is a significant increase in cases. That means significant increases in hospitalizations and deaths. The situation is critical and we must make decisions now, ”said Prime Minister François Legault.
The red zone, in short
- Prohibition of visits to homes, except for family caregivers;
- Closure of bars, casinos and dining rooms from October 1 to 28;
- Closure of performance halls, cinemas, reception halls, museums, libraries. Compensatory measures are to be expected;
- The businesses will remain open until further notice. This includes beauty treatments and hotels;
- Demonstrations, a democratic right, are permitted, but wearing a mask will be compulsory;
- Outside, all gatherings with a distance of less than two meters will be prohibited;
- Places of worship and funerals: maximum of 25 people;
- Interregional travel is not prohibited, but is not recommended, except for essential travel;
- Nothing changes for the procedure to follow in schools, even with regard to school sport. Civil sports and gyms are not affected by the new measures;
- François Legault also asks employers to promote teleworking as much as possible.
Quebec City's goal is to strike hard: break the wave to be able to keep schools open and ensure that the hospital network will not be overwhelmed by hospitalizations due to COVID-19.
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