The mandatory mask until at least April 30 in Quebec

Quebecers in a hurry to remove their mask will still have to wait. The requirement to wear face coverings in public places has been extended until at least the end of April, it has been learned The newspaper.

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If the health instruction has disappeared in all other Canadian provinces, Quebec Public Health recommends the Legault government to stay a few more weeks, while the sixth wave of the pandemic is running out.

François Legault had left little doubt yesterday about the fate of the mandatory mask. “We could extend the use of the mask for a few weeks,” he said, on the sidelines of an announcement to present the khaki candidate in Verchères, Suzanne Roy.

Quebec Public Health recommends that the Legault government keep the mask mandatory for a few more weeks in public places, like here in a shopping center in Quebec.

File photo, Stevens Leblanc

Quebec Public Health recommends that the Legault government keep the mask mandatory for a few more weeks in public places, like here in a shopping center in Quebec.

The Prime Minister noted that Quebec is currently experiencing an increase in cases and hospitalizations.

According to the most recent data, there are 1,407 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 in hospitals, including 69 people in intensive care.

“Easy to apply”

Requiring the mask in public places is “a relatively easy to apply and effective measure to avoid contagion,” he insisted.

However, François Legault assured that it is not a question, “for the moment”, of adding sanitary instructions.

Originally, the date of April 15 had been circled on the calendar to end the obligation to wear a mask in public places.

But already, as recently as last week, the acting national director of public health was seriously considering postponing the timeline to curb contamination.

Several experts have also spoken publicly in this regard.

This morning the d.r Luc Boileau will announce that the mask will be mandatory until at least April 30, according to our information. And the authorities will re-evaluate the situation at the end of the month.

The newspaper reported on Sunday that many Quebecers still intend to continue wearing masks, even after the lifting of the obligation.

CPQ rally

This announcement will coincide with the first major pre-election rally of the Quebec Conservative Party.

The boss Éric Duhaime will confirm his candidacy in the afternoon at Chauveau, a walk in the Capitale-Nationale, for the elections next October.

In favor of the disappearance of sanitary measures, the conservatives have taken advantage of the pandemic to inflate their support in the electorate for several weeks now.

— With the collaboration of Patrick Bellerose

Here’s since when Canadians from other provinces are no longer required to wear a mask in public places

Alberta and Saskatchewan

1is Mars

British Columbia

March 11th

New Brunswick and Newfoundland

March 14


March, 15th

Ontario and New Scotland

March 21st

Prince Edward Island

April 7 (coming soon)

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