Quebec Premier François Legault, Minister of Health Danielle McCann and National Director of Public Health Horacio Arruda are providing the most recent assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic in the province from Place des arts in Montreal.
As of today there are 5,000 deaths in QuebeC 45 new deaths since yesterday that is the lowest number of new deaths recorded since April 1st. There are 53,047 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 961 people are in the hospital, including 117 whom are in intensive care.
“We have a double challenge ahead of us: reviving the economy without relaunching the pandemic. For this, the government is preparing and giving itself the means to stifle the contagion and the outbreaks. We must all remain vigilant.”
Legault said that the daily patterns of numbers are encouraging, but we Quebecers must continue respecting public health guidelines in order not to trigger a second wave.
One of the fastest ways to jumpstart the economy is to speed up infrastructure projects like building hospitals, seniors' homes, schools and electric transit projects said Legault
A plan to open up gyms will be announced shortly said National Director of Public Health Horacio Arruda.
On Monday, the Legault government announced that restaurants will be allowed to open as of June 15th outside of Greater Montreal and of June 22nd they will open in Greater Montreal. Also Legault announced that Indoor gatherings of up to 10 people from a maximum of three households will also be allowed starting next week.