Quebec Is Extending The Red Zone Lockdown By Another 4 Weeks
But officials will re-evaluate after two weeks.
At a press conference on Monday, Premier François Legault announced that the would be extended for another month, to November 23.
"It's likely that it'll be four weeks, but in two weeks we will re-evaluate," he said.*
Legault warned last week that there would bein reopening the province.*
We're extending [red zone measures] by four weeks, until November 23.
Premier François Legault
The lockdown mandated that several industries had to close up shop including, bars, and gyms.
"The efforts we made in October have yielded results," said Legault. "We were able to reach a plateau and were able to maintain steady numbers."
He highlighted that despite stabilizing numbers in the CHSLDs, "there's still a problem in the greater society" which is why he decided on another one-month lockdown.
Two hundredin Quebec have already said that they would reopen on October 29 anyway.
On Monday, Quebec reported 808 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 100,922.
*This article has been updated.