At a press conference in Montreal, Quebec Premier François Legault provides an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He is joined by Quebec ministers Christian Dubé (health and social services) and Jean-François Roberge (education), as well as Dr. Horacio Arruda, the province’s director of public health.
Premier Legault announces that the provincial government will allow 10-person gatherings over four days, from December 24 to 27. He also urges Quebeckers to avoid social contacts the week preceding and following that period. All elementary schools will be closed as of December 17 and classes will be held virtually for two to four days depending on the educational institution. Furthermore, Premier Legault states that the red-zone restrictions will remain as is until January 11, 2021. (no interpretation)