Although the number of people admitted to the hospital is expected to increase within two weeks, public health does not want to extend the wearing of mandatory masks beyond May 1 until the virus decides otherwise.
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“It’s not really the purpose,” said Dr. A.S.R. Luc Boileau presents an update on the epidemic, Friday.
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“The weather could help too, so we don’t want to continue this in May,” he said.
Meanwhile, “the experts are unanimous”, underlined by D.C.R. Boylev. “The upward trend may continue for another two weeks,” he warned.
While there are some positions in Gaspésie, les-de-la-Madeleine and Côte-Nord, the trend is still upward in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Capitale-National, Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie and Center . -Du-Quebec.
In the larger Montreal region and estuary, which has so far been a little less affected, there should be vigilance everywhere else.
13,000 did not attend
In the last 24 hours, more than 3,500 new cases have been reported (although access to PCR tests has been restricted) and about 50 Kovit patients have been admitted to the hospital in the number admitted.
In the health and social service network, more than 13,000 workers are out of work (as in January), which increases the risk of surgical postponement and service disruption.
“Although Quebec has begun to return to normal life in recent weeks, the situation remains weak.R. Boylev. We must not forget that the virus is still high and the epidemic is not over yet. ⁇
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A masked man walks the sidewalk in Montreal in March 2021.
As the long Easter holiday approaches next week, the Big Boss of Public Health invites Cubs to use “very cautiously”, especially by remembering that someone infected with the virus can be infected for ten days.
In this context, dR. Boileau considers it less harmful to extend the wearing of mandatory masks in public places until the end of April, and he would not be surprised if other provinces or states follow suit.
Once this last demographic measure is removed, public health wants to stick to “encouraging people to act responsibly.”
No other activities are known
Whatever happens, the possibility of adding new activities is always ruled out.
“We do not have higher hospital admissions and hospital admissions rates than we experienced in January,” D said.R. Boylev.
“In fact, the aim is to return to normalcy as much as possible, but we have not decided that, he recalled. The actions taken by each responsible, all citizen, will determine the outbreak.”
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