Omicron: Legault backs off on Christmas gatherings … again
Premier of Quebec, François Legault
After having” canceled Christmas “in 2020, François Legault is backing down and backing off on his promise to allow gatherings of 20 people in private residences. The limit of 10 people from three family bubbles is back.
The Premier of Quebec, François Legault, is holding a press availability at the moment to “announce important measures due to the increase in cases of COVID-19 and the new variant Omicron”. It will ultimately only be 10 people & # 8211; and not 20 & # 8211; who can meet.
The situation is critical, he says.
Quebec, like other provinces in Canada, is seeing the number of new cases skyrocket. Infections for this new day reach the figure of 2736, which is 350 cases more than the figure of the day before, and 929 cases more than last week. Hospitalizations are at 305 in the province.
The National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESSS) forecasts a substantial increase in the number of hospitalizations in Quebec, in particular because of the variant Omicron, in a report released Thursday.
Less than ten days ago, Quebec relaxed the measures concerning family reunions for the Holidays and allowed Quebecers to be at most 20 people as of December 23. This promise is now null and void.
Today, some CIUSSS on the island of Montreal have informed Metro that their screening centers are operating at “full capacity”, both ridership had increased in recent days.
The day before, the federal government went out to ask Canadians not to travel. With the situation becoming complicated elsewhere in the world, Canada's Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, is worried that compatriots will remain stranded abroad.
Several provinces have already announced the tightening measurements. New Brunswick, for example, has suspended sports and activities for under-12s and brought vacations up a week earlier. For those aged 12 and over, sports competitions, matches and tournaments are suspended, but practices remain authorized under certain conditions.
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