« It is not realistic to believe that we will be able to reduce the progress of the virus by Christmas, » he says.
Even though he said Tuesday he would wait until December. In order to decide whether the province would allow the promised four days of Christmas celebrations, Premier François Legault brought the bad news to Quebecers early on.
« It is not realistic to believe that we will be able to reduce the progression of the virus by Christmas, » Legault said during a pandemic press conference Thursday afternoon.
â ???? I announce that the two days (meetings) scheduled for Christmas will be canceled. We sincerely hoped the situation would improve, but it didn’t. â ????
The government said Nov. . 19 that it hoped to give a much-needed reward to Quebecers living in the red zones for months of living with the pandemic. The plan was to allow families in Quebec to hold meetings of a maximum of 10 people on two days between December. 24-27 as long as they quarantined themselves a week before the parties and the week after.
But the promise, which he called a moral contract, included a big « if ». one???? This means a situation that was under control at the time.
Legault said this is not the case. Hospital stays are still increasing, as is the death rate.
« The virus is spreading in every region of Quebec, it is growing and it is dangerous, » the prime minister said, adding that he knew that many people will be disappointed.
Legault stressed that the decision was made by the government on Wednesday evening and not at the request of the public health, which had suggested waiting until December. 11.
â € œI didnâ € ™ t have a call from Dr. . Arruda (the director of public health), ???? Said Legault. It was the other way around. It wasn’t realistic to allow people to keep hoping. â ????
Citizens specified by Legault who live in less critical areas still have permission to assemble. 10 people can gather in yellow zones for Christmas. In the orange zones, the limit is six. On the other hand, most of Quebec is currently red.
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