Premier François Legault began his daily briefing Monday by underlining once again that, while the situation outside of Greater Montreal is "under control," the situation in the metropolis and surrounding suburbs remains "fragile" and "worrisome." But despite that distinction, the Premier encouraged residents to resist divisive sentiments. He specifically addressed fears that Montrealers could infect populations in other regions.\n"Frankly, I don't want Quebeckers to start bickering and dividing themselves between Montreal and the rest of Quebec."\n"We are all in the same boat together. We all have to stick together."\nHe explained that he "heard a lot over the weekend from people who do not live in the Greater Montreal area who are afraid that people from Montreal will come down to their area."\nLegault rebuked these fears. "If we stay two metres away [from other individuals], as we are doing now, there is no danger that someone from Montreal will come and infect us."\nBut he further assured residents in outlying regions that "if there is too much movement and there are too many people from Montreal going to the regions, we will not hesitate, with Dr. Arruda, to put instructions in place to prevent that kind of movement."\nQuebec began to gradually ease hard restrictions on travel to some regions on May 4.\nOn va graduellement réduire le contrôle policier des déplacements entre nos régions. La clé, c’est de demeurer disciplinés. Déconfinement ne veut pas dire relâchement.Voici les détails 👇 pic.twitter.com/MLyXcmTwSD— François Legault (@francoislegault) April 29, 2020\nThough non-essential tips are still discouraged, as of May 11, police have withdrawn road checkpoints from areas in the Laurentides, Lanaudière, Chaudière-Appalaches, Rouyn-Noranda, Outaouais (except for travel between Ottawa and Gatineau), Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, and Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Mauricie, and Centre-du-Québec.\nBut the Laurentides region still asks non-residents to stay away.\n"The announcement of the deconfinement of certain regions and the return of good weather will undoubtedly encourage residents of the hot zones to come and enjoy their getaway," the MRC des Laurentides, an organization of 20 municipalities, wrote in a May 4 statement.\n⛔️ Ce n'est pas encore le temps de prendre la route vers le territoire de la MRC des Laurentides.\n\nC’est dans l’espoir...Posted by MRC des Laurentides on Tuesday, May 5, 2020\n"But for the MRC des Laurentides, the message is unequivocal: it is not yet time to hit the road to its territory."\n"It is important to remember that although the cordon sanitaire was lifted on May 4, tourist activities and escapades are not yet permitted, so the instruction to avoid unnecessary inter-regional travel deemed non-essential remains fully in effect."\nIl faut continuer de garder nos distances, peu importe l'âge. Mais ce n’est pas le temps de se diviser. C’est le temps de se serrer les coudes… à deux mètres. 🎥Suivez notre point de presse en direct 👇https://t.co/aMcWn2izOJ— François Legault (@francoislegault) May 11, 2020\nIt's a message Vice Premier Genviève Guilbault also made clear when she announced the withdrawal of checkpoints on April 29.\n"It's not the time to go for a stroll, or to go to the shops in another region just for fun," she said.\n"We try to avoid travelling, to stay in the region where we live or, in any case, in the region where we are and thus limit our movements, even though they are allowed again for certain reasons."\nStay tuned for more news.