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Quebec Declares Health Emergency & New Protective Measures For Citizens

All visits to senior homes and hospitals have been banned by the Government of Quebec.
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Quebec Declares Health Emergency & New Protective Measures For Citizens
  • As a response to COVID-19 in Quebec, Premier Legault has banned all visits to senior homes and hospitals in the province after declaring the situation an "emergency."
  • This is due to the fact that people over the age of 70 are among the most vulnerable for catching coronavirus.
  • Get more information below.

Premier François Legault has declared COVID-19 in Quebec an official health emergency. Because of this, he has requested that all people over the age of 70 avoid leaving their homes, unless absolutely necessary. This decision is based on the fact that this age group is much more vulnerable and will undergo more serious consequences if they catch the virus.

Premier François Legault also announced that all visits to senior homes are no longer permitted in Quebec until further notice. In this same vein, all visits in Quebec hospitals have also been banned.

In the press conference held on March 14 at 1 p.m., Legault referred to the current COVID-19 situation as an "emergency," stressing the seriousness of the potential spread of it in our province, in our country, and globally. 

The Premier of Quebec stated, "this is a race against the clock."

In hopes of reducing the spread of coronavirus, the Quebec government has also banned all indoor events with over 250 people and has closed all schools, CEGEPs, and universities in the province for the next two weeks.

The banning of senior home and hospital visits are among the most recent precautionary measurement that the Government of Quebec has put in place.

You can find the transcript from the conference about the situation of COVID-19 in Quebec, which was held on March 14, here.

As of today, March 14, at 11 a.m., there were 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec, with 853 still under investigation, and 1399 who tested negative for the virus.

The number of confirmed cases has increased by four people since yesterday, March 13, 2020.

The CAQ released an official statement on their Facebook page ensuring that all Quebec citizens know that their health is of utmost importance to the Government of Quebec.

In this message, they also announced the "the closure of all CPEs, daycares and family centres in Quebec for a period of two weeks."

The CAQ is committed to doing everything possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our province.

More information on hygiene practices during the pandemic is available on the Government of Canada's website here.

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