In addition to the video where Dr. Alain Vadeboncoeur appears to explain how to put on and remove the mask safely, the government has also produced an informative brochure which explains, in English and in French, good practices. It also shows how to make a mask yourself.
It’s not going to reopen next week, but we’re going to table a plan next week to reopen schools, to reopen businesses, said François Legault at a press conference. Details are expected to be released on Monday and Tuesday.
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And in cases where this is not possible, yes, we will strongly recommend wearing a mask, he added.
After hesitating to make the recommendation, in particular for fear of missing it and for fear that the population would not use it properly, the government now believes that the mask must be part of the arsenal of deconfinement for Quebecers.
You can’t wait for a vaccine, says Legault
The objective is therefore to restart the economy of the province while controlling as much as possible the intensity of a possible second wave of contamination.
We need Quebec to be rebornsaid Legault, saying that you couldn’t afford to wait for a vaccine to do it.
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If we stay at home all this time, some will have mental health problems, and we will not have resolved anything, explained François Legault.
The Prime Minister and the National Director of Public Health, Dr Horacio Arruda, both said that this deconfinement would be followed very closely.
If you open it, you realize that you are warming up and that you are trying to start again [une contamination], then we may have to slow down.
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Towards progressive and controlled immunity
Dr. Arruda also recalled that in addition to economic recovery, deconfinement must serve to achieve a certain level of immunity in the population. That is, a certain number of people must contract COVID-19 and survive it before slowing down community transmission.
This process must, however, take place in a very gradual manner, he said.
There is a balance, we reopen certain sectors with people who are not necessarily at risk. […] We go there based on risk management.
If it circulates too much, we would not want to find ourselves in a situation, for example in the Montreal region where currently there is more transmission, where hospitals [pourraient avoir] difficulty taking care of patients, he explained.
So that doesn’t mean that the day we do the deconfinement, everyone ends up with Sunday suppers with grandpa and grandma and the good roast beef. We all have a taste for that soon, but we’re not yet in the intensive phase.
Thursday, Dr. Arruda estimated that the immunization proportion is around “5 to 10%”, specifying that it is
probably higher in the metropolitan area and in Laval than it is in Bas-Saint-Laurent, for example, where the virus has hardly circulated.
However, it would ideally be necessary to reach a proportion ranging from 60% to 80% to avoid the outbreak of a new epidemic and to ensure a certain group immunity, he had observed.