MONTREAL – Quebec has ended the last of the special emergency lockdown measures put in place in certain regions of the province particularly affected by COVID-19.
The measures were in place in certain municipalities in the Estrie, Chaudière-Appalaches and Bas-Saint-Laurent regions, which will now return to the red alert level on the response system in the event of a pandemic of province.
This means that non-essential businesses will be able to reopen and the evening curfew will be reduced from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., as is already the case in most of southern Quebec.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the province continued to decline today with 433 new infections and 11 new deaths, including one in the past 24 hours.
Hospitalizations increased from 3 to 424, while the number of people in intensive care decreased from 1 to 102.
The province-wide curfew will be lifted later this week as the province takes a major step toward reopening that will also include permission to operate restaurant patios, with up to eight people gathering at the exterior in the backyards and interior rooms to start accommodating up to 2500. people at a time.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on May 24, 2021