The measures imposed in the red zone as part of the “28-day challenge” are extended until November 23, announces Prime Minister François Legault, who requires four more weeks of efforts.
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Bars, gyms, dining rooms, cinemas, theaters and performance halls will have to remain closed until further notice in order to limit the spread of the virus, which has left 10 people dead, according to the latest report. .
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“Gyms cannot be opened. There will be fines, ”replied the Prime Minister to owners who wish to reopen their rooms on Thursday.
The ban on team sports in the areas most affected by COVID-19 also remains in force. The same goes for the restrictions on the visit to the house and all the measures announced since September 25, in anticipation of the “28 day challenge”, which was to end on Wednesday.
For the companies concerned, the aid programs will be continued accordingly.
A little light at the end of the tunnel: the Prime Minister opens the door to certain relaxations, in two weeks.
This is a “big SI”, however, as this reassessment will be done based on the decrease in the number of cases, outbreaks and hospitalizations.
“This is the time for the people of Quebec to stick together more than ever. Our destiny is linked, ”said the Prime Minister.
The work-study program also in secondary 3
As reported earlier by The newspaper, a new measurement is added. As of November 2, Secondary 3 students in the red zone will only have to come to school every other day. As of next Monday, students in Secondary 3 will have to do like those in Levels 4 and 5, which since October 8, have been alternating between attending school and teaching online.
The Prime Minister has been saying for weeks that closing schools is the last thing to consider.
However, public health has found that older students are more likely to transmit the virus than younger ones, hence the new restriction on secondary 3 students.
Authorities recently had to close a thousand classrooms due to COVID-19. We are now bringing in 100 less.
While the situation in CHSLDs remains under control, especially compared to last spring, that in workplaces is becoming more and more worrying.
Almost one in two new cases come from the workplace. The Prime Minister will therefore appeal to the responsibility of employers, to encourage all those who can to telework.
In addition, Quebec will still allow children to spend Halloween, even in the red zone.
More details to come …
– With the collaboration of Vincent Larin, Agence QMI