The government and Public Health intend to respond favorably to requests from certain regions to reduce health measures according to a territorial approach, a bit like the color code deployed in the fall.
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Asked about this on Monday during an interview with Sophie Thibault, at TVA Nouvelles 22h, the national director of public health, Dr Horacio Arruda, hinted that he aimed to end the wall-to-wall measures “fairly quickly”.
“It is still too early for me to tell you what is going to happen, but it is clear that at a given moment, we have to come back to adapting our intervention to what is happening in the territory”, he said. agreed.
Remember that health measures, including the curfew, must remain in place at least until February 8.
Several regions do not have the same epidemiological portrait as greater Montreal.
On the North Shore, in the Gaspé, as in the Magdalen Islands, the authorities did not report any new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. In Bas-Saint-Laurent, only one new case was identified in 24 hours.
These most recent data encourage several elected officials and local traders who are calling for flexibility.
The Dr Arruda indicates that neither the modalities of these relaxations nor the time of their arrival have yet been the subject of final decisions in Quebec.
However, he warns that despite the encouraging downward trend observed for several days, the situation remains fragile.
“It is not because things are improving and dropping that things cannot come back as before if we relax the measures”, he warned.
It’s all about balance, he says, and with the kids returning to school, that balance is even more difficult to strike.
“We must try to leave a little loose to allow a little socialization between individuals, but we still have a marathon to win, recalls the Dr Arruda. We are a few kilometers from the finish with the vaccines, but if we relax too much, unfortunately, all the efforts we have made to gain knowledge could be lost. ”