Premier Francois Legault announced on Tuesday that the 8 p.m. curfew in Montreal and Laval would be pushed back to 9:30 p.m. Legault said the decision was made due to the improving situation in the region as the downwards trend continues.
Legault added that they expected an explosion, but that didn’t happen.
“This makes us optimistic, but prudently so. We are finishing up in this tunnel, but we don’t want to be hit by the train on our way out.”
For the case of Outaouais, Legault said there would be no leeway and that the lockdown will extend until 9th May. Elementary schools in Quebec City and Chaudiere-Appalanches regions are expected to reopen this coming Monday. However, High schools will remain closed and curfew at 8 p.m. in those regions.
Though the province has reported its first death due to a rare blood clot after the administration of AstraZeneca, Health Director announced that Quebec would continue administering the COVID-19 vaccine since the virus is a higher risk itself than the vaccine.
Quebec target that 75 percent of the population to receive at least one dose of the vaccine. Even after receiving the first dose, the pandemic restrictions will apply since the immunity is not sufficiently high.