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A Person With COVID-19 Used The Metro & May Have Exposed Other People

They used bus and metro lines.
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A Person With COVID-19 Used The Metro & May Have Exposed Other People
  • Health officials have released a list of public transit lines where people may have come into contact with a person with COVID-19 in Quebec.
  • Officials ask people who were at these places at specific times to monitor their symptoms.

The latest person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Quebec used the STM and the RTL for two days and has potentially exposed people to the novel coronavirus. Public health officials have released a list of public transit lines where individuals may have come in contact with them. In total, there are four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province.

The two latest cases concern people who recently travelled from Europe, where they came in contact with other infected people.

Public health officials underline that the risk of contracting COVID-19 on public transportation remains extremely low.

As the number of worldwide cases continues to grow, officials are also implementing measures to treat infected people and protect the public.

On Monday, the government announced the opening of three specialized treatment clinics in Quebec. The Ministry said that the former emergency room of the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital in Montreal will be for those with COVID-19. 

So far, 340 people in Montreal have been analyzed and were tested negative. 

Mayor Valérie Plante also announced that The Organisation de la sécurité civile de l'agglomération de Montréal (OSCAM) is "preparing and deploying a plan to ensure the continuity of city services to Montrealers in the event of a deteriorating situation." 

Music festivals and other Montreal services are closely monitoring the situation but haven't cancelled events like other places around the world. 

This is the complete list of public transit lines where the public may have come in contact with a person with COVID-19 in the Montreal area.

[rebelmouse-image 26886264 photo_credit="Quebec Ministry of Health and Services" expand=1 original_size="960x940"] Quebec Ministry of Health and Services

Though the ministry underlines that the risk of contraction is low, people who took these metro and bus lines at these specific times should monitor their symptoms until the deadlines listed above.

The government of Canada, meanwhile, recommends that Canadians take standard precautions, like thorough hand-washing and coughing into the elbow, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Those who show symptoms should self-isolate and contact Info-Santé at 811.

The complete list of recommended measures is available on the government website here.

Stay tuned for updates on this developing situation.

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