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Quebec unveils plans for Day of Remembrance to honour COVID-19 victims

Quebec unveils plans for Day of Remembrance to honour COVID-19 victims
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Quebec Premier François Legault released the preliminary details of a commemoration ceremony to honour the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ceremony will take place next Thursday, March 11, on the grounds of the national assembly in Quebec City.

The premier will be accompanied by Quebec’s lieutenant governor, the president of the national assembly, leaders of the opposition parties and other dignitaries.

The families of victims who lost their lives to the virus will also be present as well as representatives for those working in essential services.

March 11 marks one year to the day since the World Health Organization declared the health crisis a pandemic.

“For the past year, we have been suffering the throes of an unprecedented health crisis, one of the most serious in our history,” Legault said in a press release.

“Although our fight against the virus is not over, we have a duty and responsibility, as a government and also as a people, to pause and honour the memory of those who lost their lives.”

The ceremony will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

At 1 p.m., "the entire population of Quebec will be invited to observe a minute of silence."

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