The setpoint distance physics could move to a meter in “a few weeks” if the result of the déconfinement is going well.
“If there is no outbreak that is associated with the two meters, it may be that at this time there, you will be able to lower “, said Tuesday the Dr. Horacio Arruda.
The national director of public health doesn’t hide it, he opted for prudence and a rule of physical separation is stricter than other countries when the pandemic hit the province of Quebec.
For its part, the world health Organization recommends maintaining a distance of at least one metre between people.
“What we do know is that two meters, the risk is relatively low, noted Dr. Arruda. We went with a two metres because, anyway, you will understand that, when we say two meters, people will find themselves within one and a half meter, a meter also in a few occasions. “
Dr. Horacio Arruda said Tuesday in a press conference, at Quebec, that a plan of re-opening will be announced shortly for the sectors that have not yet been déconfinés.
Whether at home or in a restaurant, a meal with several guests that must keep two meters distance is not the most simple, he agreed.
But a fine analysis of the social and economic activities which were resumed on the spread of the virus would have to be done before thinking to reduce the set of distance physical.
The national director of public health has also held Tuesday to reassure the workers of the sectors that are not yet déconfinés.
They have not been forgotten, he insisted. A timeline of when the next re-openings will be announced shortly.
“Over the next few days, we will be able to announce the plan. […] They will give dates “, he added.
At the same time that he held these words, owners of gyms protested in front of the national Assembly to resume their activities).
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