Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Montreal's COVID-19 Situation Is 'Stable' But 5 Regions Are Seeing A 'Bad Trend'

Outaouais, Capitale-Nationale, Chaudière-Appalaches, Lac-Saint-Jean & Bas-Saint-Laurent

Five orange zones in Quebec could soon surpass Montreal in terms of new coronavirus cases, Premier François Legault confirmed in a press conference on March 30. 

The premier said the COVID-19 situation in Montreal remains stable compared to the five regions, which saw a "strong increase" since being designated orange zones.

Editor's Choice: Quebec Is Suspending The AstraZeneca Vaccine For People Under 55

Legault called the Outaouais region the most "worrying," particularly Gatineau, and said public health officials are in discussions with the Government of Ontario to "harmonize" public health measures in the border city.

The other regions where he said the COVID-19 situation is "worrying" are Capitale-Nationale, Chaudière-Appalaches, Lac-Saint-Jean and Bas-Saint-Laurent.

The premier said these areas are "under high surveillance" and he would not rule out implementing stricter public health protocols there in the coming days, especially for the Easter holiday. However, for now, he said the focus is on respecting measures already in effect. 

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.

Loading...