The Premier of Quebec, François Legault, the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, and the Director of Public Health, Dr Horacio Arruda, take stock of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the province.
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Quebec is reporting 1,030 new cases and 25 more deaths this Thursday, bringing the total to 103,844 people infected and 6,214 dead since the start of the pandemic.
“The measures that we have put in place in Quebec are not harsher than elsewhere in the world,” said François Legault after making comparisons with other countries affected by the virus.
“I can understand that people are not happy or frustrated.”
He reiterated that he knew the situation was “hard” for the population. “It is together that we will succeed in getting through. We are all linked, more than ever. ”
Asked to respond to Dr. Fauci’s remarks that the COVID-19 pandemic would be here until 2022, Dr. Arruda did not want to go that far. He said, however, that the measures in place would be here for a long time to come.
“For the wearing of masks, hygiene measures and distancing, there is for a while,” he said.
In another file, François Legault will recommend that the Caquist deputies vote in favor of the report of the Ethics Commission, which recommends a sanction against his Minister of the Economy, Pierre Fitzgibbon, blamed for having violated the code of ethics of deputies.
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