At the Government of Quebec's daily public briefing on the situation of coronavirus in the province, Geneviève Guilbault, Quebec's Minister of Public Security, spoke in Premier François Legault's place, who had taken a well-deserved day off on March 28. At this moment, there are 2,498 of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec. There have now been 22 deaths in the province due to the coronavirus.
"So, today, we are announcing a public health directive that will allow us to control travel in certain remote regions of Quebec, the objective being to better protect the people who live in these regions, which are considered more vulnerable," said Guilbault.
Thus, the Government of Quebec has now announced an order for the Lower St. Lawrence, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, North Shore, Northern Quebec, Nunavik, and James Bay Cree Lands to control travel, which will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday.
There will be police at each entry and exit point of these regions, ensuring that only essential travel will be allowed in and out of them. Otherwise, people will be asked to turn around.
On this note, Guilbault stated that all Quebecers are asked to stay in the region they currently find themselves in.
A live video of the press conference on March 28 is available in the link below.
Legault has previously announced that Montreal and Estrie are now considered "hotspots" for the virus, and that no one should leave or go to and from them, unless absolutely necessary.
Guilbault discussed the state of Montreal during the press conference of March 28, which she reassured us is under control.
There are now 1,219 cases of COVID-19 in the region of Montreal. For more information about the number of cases in each Quebec region, you can visit the government's official website.
In Legault's Facebook post sharing the link to the live press conference, he included some comforting words. "We know it's hard, but we have to stick together and not let go. Together, we're gonna get through this!"
Below is Santé Québec's update of the coronavirus cases in Quebec.
#COVID19 - Au Québec, en date du 28 mars 2020 à 13h, la situation est la suivante : 2 498 cas confirmés 22 décès 6… https://t.co/8PM5uk3phF— Santé Québec (@Santé Québec) 1585415414.0
To confirm, there are now 2,496 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec, 22 deaths due to the virus, 6,757 people under investigation, and 43,589 people who have tested negative for having the coronavirus.
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