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Covid-19 in Quebec: no gatherings at Christmas – .

Quebec, the province most affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Canada, recorded 30 new deaths linked to the disease on Thursday, for a total of 7,155 victims since the start of the epidemic.

Increase in Covid-19 cases in Quebec

The decision to cancel the Christmas gatherings at Quebec was taken by the Premier of Quebec, François Legault. The latter said Thursday that Quebecers will not be able to gather four days at Christmas because of the sharp rise in cases of Covid-19 in this Canadian province. This cancellation of gatherings concerns regions located in “Red zone“, like Montreal or Quebec. “When we look at the situation, we are forced to face the facts: it is not realistic to think that we will succeed in reducing the progression of the virus satisfactorily by Christmas”, he explained during a press conference, comments relayed by Le Figaro.

Overwhelmed hospitals

The “moral contract” formulated to Quebecers is therefore no longer relevant. Two weeks ago, François Legault offered his compatriots the possibility of gathering up to ten people at Christmas. In exchange, they were to limit contact a week before and after this party. The proposal was however conditional as long as the health situation does not deteriorate. However, a sharp increase in cases of contamination in almost all regions of the Quebec has been observed recently with nearly 1,500 new cases per day, said the Premier of Quebec. “At this rate, some hospitals will start to overflow in the holiday season” and the staff will be very tired, he stressed.

The Quebec is the province hardest hit by the pandemic of coronavirus in Canada. He recorded 30 new deaths Thursday for a total of 7,155. From the beginning of October until January 11, bars, restaurants, cinemas or museums have been closed in the “red zone” regions. In the process, the population can no longer receive guests at their homes.

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