- As of March 24, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec has reached 1013, which Premier François Legault announced in a press conference.
- Legault took the time to remind all Quebecers that the situation we are facing is only temporary.
- Read more about what was said during this press conference below.
During the Government of Quebec's press conference on March 24, an astounding number of cases was announced for our province. Before announcing the number of confirmed cases of the day, Premier François Legault spoke a message to all Quebecers, saying that he understands that the majority of us are stressed, that it's normal. And then, the Premier announced that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec has reached 1013.
During the press conference, Legault stressed that the priority for the next three weeks is to avoid the spread of the virus, which is why all non-essential businesses have been closed until April 13.
His Facebook post with a link to the live press conference also had a written part, which reads "It's not easy what we're going through right now. For entrepreneurs, for workers, for our seniors, for our families and our children, it is stressful. That is normal. We understand that."
Legault makes sure to remind us all that what we're currently experiencing is only temporary and that things will, eventually, get back to normal.
You can watch a live feed of the press conference on March 24 below.
Legault made sure to take the time to tell Quebecers that everything is going to be okay.
"The most important thing to remember is that we are doing it to save lives. The sooner we all follow the rules, the sooner we can get back to normal life," he adds.
The Government of Quebec posted a tweet on the morning of March 24, reminding people of the telephone numbers to call if they are worried about COVID-19 and/or believe they have symptoms of the virus.
Si la COVID-19 vous inquiète ou si vous avez des symptômes : - Québec : 418 644-4545 - Montréal : 514 644-4545 - M… https://t.co/6UDwVOoxUP— Gouvernement du Québec (@Gouvernement du Québec) 1585058375.0
A self-care guide to help protect yourself against COVID-19 was also released by the Government of Quebec, which you can read about here.
Quebec health officials released guidelines for individuals to follow to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province. You can read about them.
More information on hygiene practices during the pandemic is available on the government of Canada's website here.