All non-urgent medical procedures are being postponed for two weeks so that more than 3,000 doctors and specialists can join the 2,000 or so family doctors already assigned to long-term care facilities
And About 100 members of the Canadian Armed Forces have arrived – they’ll be lending their expertise to five of the hardest hit public long-term care homes in Montreal.
Schools in Quebec will not be opening May 4 as originally planned. Premier Francois Legault says they need at least two weeks to prepare for students to head back, so the 4th is too soon. They do not have another date in mind just yet – they say they are in discussions with health authorities and they’re looking at what they can do in terms of reopening daycares.
Over the past week, Montreal police have handed out 442 COVID-19-related tickets, that’s over 14 hundred tickets in two weeks. The SQ, has doled out close to 12 hundred tickets and over the weekend Police in Terrebonne, issued seven tickets totaling more than $10,000 to people hanging out at a house party - apparently the homeowners refused to cooperate with officers.