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Montreal is at at 'yellow' COVID-19 alert level

Montreal is at at 'yellow' COVID-19 alert level - By Felicia

Four more regions of Quebec, including Montreal, are facing new restrictions after being moved to the "yellow" level in the province's COVID-19 alert system.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Premier François Legault said "The situation is critical, it's worrisome, and we must react, now”, he said.

Four regions were already within the yellow area. The new total of eight represents three quarters of the province's population, with "a few of them...very near being within the orange zone," said Health Minister Christian Dubé, blaming "immature individuals."

Legault, Dubé and Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda spoke together for an hour about why Quebec's COVID-19 count has jumped sharply within the last week and also the consequence it's already having.

The new “yellow” regions are Montreal, Monteregie, Chaudiere-Appalaches and the Lower St. Lawrence. The ones already at “yellow” are Laval, Eastern Townships, Outaouais and Quebec City.

On the map the government is using to indicate the amount of urgency across the province, yellow is designated as the "early warning" level, one step more serious than green, which is designated as "vigilance."

Has anyone heard of the term ”second wave of COVID-19”? Well, I’m pretty sure you have. I’m also pretty sure that you were NOT expecting to hear that the SECOND WAVES ARE THREE TIMES BIGGER THAN THE FIRST WAVES.

That means that the COVID-19 crisis in Canada now is currently three times bigger than in March-May.

Wait a bit for that last paragraph to sink in.

That’s a lot of damage.

"Please, think about others. Please, wear a mask. Respect physical distancing. We are able to get through this together and to see our number of cases decrease, but again, we must act now. I’m counting on all of you", Legault said.

Ok, sorry if I scared you. Health Minister Christian Dubé said "Montreal has behaved well -- it was the last region to go into the yellow zone" among the eight.

“And I think one of the reasons for this is that people in Montreal had a hard time in the first wave," he said.

However, he said, Montreal is "not out of the woods."


Stay tuned for more interesting and captivating COVID-19 news!

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