Quebec strongly recommends wearing a mask

Quebec strongly recommends wearing a mask

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé./Josie Desmarais/Métro

While emergencies are overflowing due to circulating viruses, in addition to COVID-19, Quebec recommends wearing a mask. The province is following in the footsteps of others in Canada, such as Ontario, which had already issued recommendations to this effect.

The mask should be worn in all public places, says Public Health. However, schools and daycares are exceptions. It is important to isolate yourself in case of fever, remember, and to wash your hands frequently.

The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and the flu circulate widely in Quebec. The situation particularly affects children and adolescents. Consequently, the pediatric care units, which are overflowing. The Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, admits that the rise of other viruses is more worrying than that of COVID-19 at the present time.

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“We have just entered the flu season, which could be more virulent this year”, warns the national director of Public Health, Luc Boileau. The three viruses circulating constitute, according to him, an “explosive cocktail”.

Quebec has not considered imposing the wearing of a mandatory mask, confirms Christian Dubé. Curbing the circulation of the virus “is a civic responsibility”, according to him. “People realized this summer, during the seventh wave, that it was their responsibility and not just a government responsibility,” he explains. We trust Quebecers to grasp the magnitude of the cocktail of viruses we are facing.”

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