January 27, 2022

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20 meetings | “It’s not a good idea,” said Dr. Howard Nzu

20 meetings |  "It's not a good idea," said Dr. Howard Nzu

(Ottawa) In light of the growing cases in Quebec and Ontario, Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Dr.R Howard Nzu has serious reservations about the possibility of dining with large families or large groups during the holidays.


Catherine Lewesk
Canadian Press

“Personally, I think it’s not good to have meetings with 25 or 20 people, maybe more intimately. Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl. ”

Recent models from the Canadian Public Health Agency show that COVID-19 cases are on the rise nationally, especially in the two most populous provinces. However, current guidelines in Ontario allow for indoor meetings of up to 25 people. In Quebec, it is planned to allow the collection of 20 vaccinated individuals by December 23rd.

DR Njoo indicated that he was in touch with his Quebec and Ontario colleagues and that they would be willing to change instructions if needed.

“Public health officials in both provinces […] Closely examine the epidemiological situation within their own jurisdiction. […] I think everyone is ready to have the flexibility […] And is ready to modify, to adapt as needed, ”the Deputy Chief Public Health Officer argued.

In its presentation on Friday, the agency stressed that “caution is always in order” as the holidays approach, but it is safe to celebrate when participants are fully immunized and follow public health advice. Other protective measures, such as washing masks and hands, should be planned with people outside the home.

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DR For his part, Nju stated that he would aim for a “family reunion of 10 people or something like that”.