An increase in COVID-19 cases may also occur in Canada, forcing many European countries to re-impose health restrictions.
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“If things change like they did in Europe a few weeks ago, unfortunately people, families and the elderly, but also our health system could find themselves in very difficult situations,” warns the new Union Health Minister Jean. Yves Duclos.
Mr. According to experts around Douglas, two factors may be contributing to the sharp rise in cases in the country.
The first is about the behavior of the population, the health minister explains, as soon as winter begins, Canadians will be more often at home and in frequent contact, which will increase the risk of the virus spreading.
“The second thing is the evolution of fatigue, and the standards regarding public health activities, wearing masks, physical space, and hand washing,” continues Jean-Yves Duclos.
However, he noted that for now, Canadians are “doing the right things, making the right choices.”
The new health minister points out that respiratory viruses, such as winter influenza, “complicate health management for families, children and the elderly.”
Listen to the full interview with Minister Jean-Yves Duclos on the show “Le Bilan” in the video above.