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Quebec allows outdoor gatherings, under certain conditions

Quebec allows outdoor gatherings, under certain conditionsEmilie Nadeau

Quebec Deputy Premier Genevieve Guilbault, and Horacio Arruda, the province’s National Director of Public Health, are providing Quebec’s daily COVID-19 update from Quebec City.

As of today there are 3,718 deaths in Quebec that is 71 more than yesterday. There are 44,775 confirmed cases of COVID-19 that is 578 more cases than yesterday. 1518 people are in the hospital, including 183 whom are in intensive care.

With the arrival of good weather, the Legault government decided to allow Quebecers to gather outside as of Friday May 22nd, by respecting certain instructions.

It will thus be possible to meet outside, but still it will be necessary to respect a maximum of 10 people, explained the Deputy Prime Minister Geneviève Guilbault. These may come, at most, from three different households, that is to say three families not living under the same roof. 

Wearing a mask remains highly recommended, and these gatherings must be done in accordance with public health instructions, such as the distance of 2 meters between individuals and hand washing, said the Deputy Prime Minister. As to whether it will be possible to accommodate people at home, in the house, Ms. Guilbault said that the relaxation of the measures did not extend there. We're not there. You are asked to stick to outdoor gatherings, she said.

Quebecers will also be able to return to the dentist on June 1st psychologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists in the province. For beauty and esthetiques, such as hair salons, the reopening date is also set for June 1st, with the exception of Greater Montreal and Joliette. The Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity, Jean Boulet, will provide the details of the deconfinement plan with the Minister of Health and Social Services, Danielle McCann, later on today

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