Red, orange, yellow and green: the government is adopting a color code to alert the various regions of the province of the evolution of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, made the announcement on Tuesday in Montreal, along with the National Director of Public Health, Dr Horacio Arruda, and the Deputy Strategic Medical Advisor for Public Health, Dr Éric Litvak .
Four levels of alert and intervention are planned: vigilance (green), pre-alert (yellow), moderate alert (orange) and maximum alert (red).
Health measures will be associated with each level of alert. For example, for the yellow level, is about strengthening basic measures, the orange level, it is about limiting the number of people in private gatherings. The red level, for its part, would indicate a limitation of interregional travel and reduced hours in certain commercial sectors.
Four regions in the yellow as of September 5
As of September 5, the government counts four regions in yellow: advance alert.
These are the Capitale-Nationale, Estrie, Outaouais and Laval.
“There are fires that are lit,” said Minister Dubé, adding that “additional tickets” would be given to individuals who do not respect health rules.
A karaoke bar in Quebec City and private parties in Laval are behind the outbreaks that worry the government in these two regions.
As of today
Today’s toll in the province shows 163 new cases of COVID-19 infection, down slightly from the past six days. A total of 63,876 Quebecers have now been infected since the start of the pandemic.
In addition, the government also reports 120 schools having reported cases of COVID-19 among its students or staff, as of September 4. Of this number, the cases reported in 50 establishments are being verified, according to the list published on the government site.