Despite the upcoming plans to gradually reopen Montreal, Premier François Legault stressed that "the battle is not won" and that the government "will not hesitate" to push back deconfinement if necessary. The government is preparing to reopen certain businesses and elementary schools in the region on May 11 and May 19, respectively. "I said it when I announced the dates for the schools then for the companies, if the situation deteriorates, there will be no opening in Montreal," said Legault at Thursday's press update.\n"We tabled a plan, a forecast of deconfinement, especially in Montreal. I'm not too worried about the regions, but, for Montreal, there, it is very important, if we want to be able to start deconfinement in Montreal, first, that there are no gatherings."\nLegault reassured the public that any and all deconfinement measures in Quebec will be heavily supervised by Dr. Horacio Arruda and the province's public health officials.\n"With your neighbours, with your friends, with your family, please, if we want to be able to deconfine, especially in Montreal, there should be no gatherings. The battle is not won in Montreal," said Legault.\nLegault outlined three important details that people must keep in mind during the province's gradual deconfinement.\n"If we want to succeed in meeting the objectives and the plan we have given ourselves, that we respect the distance of two metres with other people," he explained.\n"If you ever think that you are not able to respect the two meters, you have to put on a mask. And it is also important to pay attention, special attention to people who are 60 years old or more."\n"It's not because I don't love you, people 60 or older, it's just because I want to keep you with us."\nView this post on Instagram Si on veut commencer le déconfinement au cours des prochaines semaines, c’est important de respecter les consignes. La bataille n’est pas gagnée, surtout à Montréal. Il n’est pas question de faire des rassemblements. Si on relâche notre discipline maintenant, on va notamment devoir retarder la réouverture des écoles primaires. Ça veut dire qu’il y a des jeunes vulnérables qui ne pourront pas retourner à l’école, alors qu’ils en ont grandement besoin. Ils ont besoin qu’on soit exemplaires. On a encore de gros efforts à faire pour passer au travers. On doit absolument respecter la distance de deux mètres avec les autres personnes. Quand ce n’est pas possible, on doit mettre un masque. Et on doit surtout faire attention aux personnes de 60 ans et plus. Je compte sur vous! Glisse la photo à gauche 👉🏻 A post shared by François Legault (@francoislegault.pm) on Apr 30, 2020 at 12:38pm PDT\nIn some regions, the government will gradually remove police controls on travel over a three-week period in May, beginning May 4.\nNon-essential travel is still discouraged, however.\nREAD ALSO: Legault Says He Listens To Arruda Like His Own Mother, Giving Us A Peek Into Their Dynamic\nDr. Arruda further clarified how the public must interpret the deconfinement measures.\nAs he's said in the past, deconfinement is not an invitation to go back to business as usual.\n"This deconfinement that we are currently doing with daycare centres, with certain sectors of activity, must be seen as a new definition of 'essential worker,'" he explained.\nSi on veut commencer le déconfinement au cours des prochaines semaines, c’est important de respecter les consignes. La bataille n’est pas gagnée, surtout à Montréal. Il n’est pas question de faire des rassemblements.Je compte sur vous! pic.twitter.com/tCkeog5zpP— François Legault (@francoislegault) April 30, 2020\n"That does not mean that we relax completely, and that is major, in my opinion, because the number of reopenings will be measured to be able to see what is going on with this movement, then to be able to intervene there."\nSi on regarde ce qui se passe dans la population en général, on voit que la courbe de contagion a atteint un plateau. C’est ce qui nous permet de rouvrir certaines entreprises très graduellement au cours des prochaines semaines.Voici les détails 👇 pic.twitter.com/Bxxxvvcf1F— François Legault (@francoislegault) April 28, 2020\nStay tuned for more news.