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Some Of Quebec's Red-Zone Restrictions Will Likely Continue Past October 28, Says Legault

"I want to be honest with Quebecers."
Some Of Quebec's Red-Zone Restrictions Will Likely Continue Past October 28, Says Legault

Today marks the midway point of Quebec's 28-day partial-lockdown period for COVID-19 red zones, which has included business closures and restrictions on gatherings.

In a press conference on October 15, Premier François Legault said that despite a stabilization in cases, it's likely that some restrictions will continue after October 28.

"It's too early to tell, but you need to forget about big Christmas parties," he said.

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I want to be honest with Quebecers — there's a good chance that [part of] the measures we put in place for 28 days risk being prolonged.

Premier François Legault, in a press conference on October 15

Legault outlined three major factors driving the partial lockdown: protect the province's health system from overcapacity, save lives, and continue to allow kids to attend schools. 

He said that while the government is seeing good news, since cases in red zones have plateaued and remained around 1,000 cases per day in the last two weeks, the temporary measures in place are not enough.

Red-zone closures have included bars, restaurants, sports, museums, theatres and other recreational businesses.  

"We don't know what will happen in the next two weeks," Legault said.

More details are expected to be announced in the coming days.

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