Quebec Standard

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Quebec to hold mask mandate in place till mid-May

Quebec

Key takeaways: 

  • According to the latest forecasts, new hospital admissions are predicted to drop soon.
  • Luc Boileau, Quebec’s interim director of public health, suggested to Quebecers Thursday to stay alert because of just how infectious the variants now in circulation are.

Health Minister Christian Dubé has received a proposal by the interim public health director to extend the mask mandate, set to be raised at the end of April, to mid-May — even as the sixth surge of COVID-19 illnesses appears to be cresting.

Dubé’s office put out a press release declaring that decision while Quebec’s interim public health director, Dr. Luc Boileau, updated the COVID-19 position in the region Thursday. Boileau called the latest outbreak projections “relatively good news.” 

“It’s inspiring to see that the number of hospitalizations should begin to stabilize, and we’re expecting a drop in new hospital admissions,” Boileau said.

Also read: Quebec to cap round-trip flights to provinces at $500

Health Minister Christian Dubé has received a proposal by the interim public health director to extend the mask mandate

However, he suggested Quebecers stay cautious because of just how infectious the variants now in circulation are. 

The order to wear masks in public areas, including on public transit and in shops, had been extended till April 30, as the sixth wave of COVID-19 illnesses saw the number of people admitted to hospitals in Quebec soar. 

Boileau said holding that mandate for two weeks should help stop hospitals from being dominated by another resurgence of diseases. 

Source – cbc.ca

Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.