COVID-19: Chapais and Chibougamau in the red from Monday

The sectors of Chapais and Chibougamau, in Nord-du-Québec, will go on maximum alert as of Monday, at midnight and one minute.

This is what Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé announced on Friday evening.

The sector of the territory of the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Regional Government is also affected by this change of alert level.

The red level leads to the closure of bars and restaurants. As for measures affecting schools and sports, they will be applied from Wednesday.

“The epidemiological evolution of this sector suggests that outbreaks could occur in the coming weeks, especially in certain healthcare settings. We absolutely want to avoid such a situation, which would reduce the room for maneuver available to the network’s teams in the region. I invite the population to exercise extreme caution and significantly reduce family contact, starting now, in all the towns and cities of the region. ”

Only the regions of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Côte-Nord and Nunavik remain in the yellow zone, ie the pre-alert level.

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