COVID-19: start of roadblocks in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

While many asked to control travel to the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, Quebec will set up checkpoints as of Friday afternoon in anticipation of the long leave.

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It is not a question of coercive measures, but rather of awareness, one assures one. The aim is to limit travel between regions.

The dams were to come into operation on Friday afternoon.

In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, roadblocks will be installed in Parc des Laurentides on routes 169 and 175.

According to the Sûreté du Québec, the checkpoints may be ad hoc. For example, during a three hour period, the police might be in one area before moving to another location afterwards.

According to the regional director of public health, Dr Donald Aubin, the dams will be different compared to spring. Indeed, economic activity is much more important and the authorities do not want to slow down essential trips.

Citizens met on Friday by TVA Nouvelles welcomed this measure. For them, if the checkpoints can limit the spread of the virus, that’s a good step.

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Victoria Smith who hails from Toronto, Canada currently runs this news portofolio who completed Masters in Political science from University of Toronto. She started her career with BBC then relocated to TorontoStar as senior political reporter. She is caring and hardworking.

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