Quebec to reopen businesses as province relaxes measures against coronaviruses

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The Premier of Quebec has unveiled a phased approach to reopening the economy in May, which aims to ease restrictions on the new coronavirus pandemic.

François Legault exposed the details during his daily briefing on Tuesday when he reported that the province had exceeded 25,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. He said the situation was under control.

“Our challenge is to gradually restart the economy without relaunching the pandemic,” he said.

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Stores that are not in shopping malls, civil engineering construction and factories will gradually reopen in the coming weeks, according to Legault.

Legault said he would later unveil a plan for other companies. As a result, shopping malls and other non-essential services will not physically reopen at this time, he added.

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“The idea is to gradually open up and monitor the situation,” said Legault, adding that it is important to ensure that the health system can manage the spread of the virus.

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The second part of the recovery plan comes after the province announced its schedule for the gradual reopening of elementary schools and daycare centers, starting in May.

The partial shutdown of Quebec’s economy began in March when the province ordered the physical closure of all non-essential services.










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– With files from the Canadian Press

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