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Eastern townships turn red on Monday | News | Gallery

Eastern townships turn red on Monday |  News |  Gallery

Monday, May 10 At 12:01 a.m., dining rooms and restaurant terraces will be closed, as well as bars, brasseries, bars and casinos. Delivery, take-out and drive-through orders are still possible.

Training rooms (gyms) also have to close their doors. Contactless sports and leisure activities in public places are allowed for up to 8 people from the same family circle or from different residences.

Curfew is similar in the Orange Zone, between 9:30 pm and 5 am.

Schools are open

Daycare services and preschool and elementary schools are open. Secondary schools are also open. However, by May 12, secondary 3, 4 and 5 students will be attending classes every day.

Unnecessary businesses, shopping malls, personal and beauty care businesses, galleries, theaters and cinemas are also open in the Red Zone.

Dr. Alain Poyer, Director of Public Health in Eastern Townships, suggested that the National Director of Public Health, Dr. Horacio Aruda, be taken on Friday evening to move the area to the Red Zone. “Four of the nine territories are red for the number of cases and the rest [les autres indicateurs], There is also a decline. “

Considering the number of active cases in proportion to the population, the four Red Local Service Networks (RLS) are Granite, Coticook, Sherbrook and Wall-Saint-Franకోois. The three least active in proportion to population are the RLS Hot-Yamasca, Pommerai and Memphramagog. Keep in mind that the situation can change very quickly.

The positive test rate increased to 3.1% in Estre. Dr. Poyer said that 95% of positive cases are variations. “When we look at the curves of all regions, everything is decreasing and we are not decreasing.”

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Hospitalizations are also on the rise in Estre. “We are the first in the province to have hospital admissions in terms of rates.

“It’s disgusting. Although many areas have turned red, we have all succeeded together in controlling the situation in Estre. [en zone rouge]. The vaccine is in progress, we need it. “

Dr. Poyer noted that many infections come from meetings. “We have a lot of contacts. Is broadcast. In our personal surveys, it’s very personal stories, people met when we were not allowed to collect. “

He recalled that broadcasting was still very much in the community as 60% of the population had not yet been vaccinated. “This variant is not a single virus, it is more contagious. He said the average age of cases and hospitals is declining. “This is not a good sign,” he said, adding that many people are still suffering from the after-effects of COVID-19.

Dr. Poyer asks Estrians to respect hygiene instructions. “Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. The measurements will only take effect tomorrow at midnight. Tomorrow is not the time for a party. “

The Regional Director of Public Health in the Eastern Townships is inviting people to get vaccinated as soon as possible. “If we don’t want to go to emergency measures, we must take immediate responsibility,” he concluded.

For a complete list of actions to be observed in the red zone, Click here.