Prime Minister François Legault and the national director of public health, Horacio Arruda, repeated it many times during the press briefing Thursday. Even if Quebec is gradually fading, it is absolutely essential to continue to follow health guidelines.
Even if Quebecers can now gather outside, start shopping again and return to work, the war against COVID-19 is far from won.
And don't let your guard down, said François Legault, Premier of Quebec and Horacio Arruda.
Quebecers must continue to comply with health guidelines: two meters away, frequent hand washing and wearing of face cover in public places.
"If it is not followed, we will be forced to stop the openings that are being announced"
"The crisis is not over. It’s still difficult. There are still a lot of adjustments to be made. Not everything is perfect. I see some who criticize. I ask you to be forgiving. I ask all Quebecers to understand that we are not in a normal situation. To work as a team and try to work on solutions instead of working on problems. And if we work as a team, we will win the game against this virus. I count on all Quebecers "
Assessment of the situation in Quebec
82 new deaths, for a total of 3800 people deceased;
45,495 cases of people infected with the coronavirus, an increase of 720 cases;
1,504 people hospitalized, a decrease of 41 people; a decrease of 124 for 1 week;
176 people in intensive care, a decrease of 7 people; a decrease of 14 since 1 week.
Of the 82 deaths, 25 have not occurred in the past 24 hours.
Of the 45,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, at least 13,300 people have been cured.
“With the number of people hospitalized going down slowly, it's encouraging. Our first objective is to flatten the famous curve so as not to overload our hospitals ”