François Legault (Photo: The Canadian Press)
The deconfinement process is accelerating in Quebec, as several regions are preparing to change color.
As of Monday, Montreal and Laval will go from red to orange. The restaurants will be able to open their doors and welcome customers on the terraces and inside. Young people in secondary three, four and five will be able to return to school full time.
Saguenay − Lac − Saint − Jean, Mauricie and Center − du − Québec will for their part be in the yellow zone, allowing interior gatherings bringing together people from two addresses. The bars will be able to welcome their customers.
Also on Monday, June 7, Abitibi, the Côte − Nord, part of Bas − Saint − Laurent (Rimouski, Matane) will meet in the green zone, authorizing indoor team sports and indoor gatherings. ” a maximum of 10 people from three different addresses.
On Thursday, the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, will make public the schedule for accelerating the vaccination for the second dose before the end of the summer. We will proceed by age category, from the oldest to the youngest, in order to get ahead of the scheduled meeting.
“It’s very encouraging,” commented Prime Minister François Legault, at a press conference on Tuesday, taking stock of the deconfinement plan, made possible thanks to a constant and marked reduction in recent times in the number of cases of infection with COVID-19.
He was accompanied by the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, and the National Director of Public Health, Dr Horacio Arruda.