Quebec Premier Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions – April 6, 2021

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Quebec Premier Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions – April 6, 2021

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 Christian Dubé, Quebec’s minister of health and social services, and Dr. Horacio Arruda, the province’s director of public health. The premier announces that starting on April 12, in Red Zones, secondary 3, 4 and 5 students will return to alternating between in-person and virtual classes. Extracurricular activities in schools will be canceled. He also announces that gyms will have to close, and that places of worship will limit capacity to 25 people. In Orange Zones, this limit will be lowered from 250 to 100 people. Masks will now be mandatory for elementary school students in in Orange Zones. The Health minister announces that vaccination of all Quebecers over 60 will begin at the end of the week. He adds that people aged 55 and over can also make an appointment to get the AstraZeneca vaccine starting on April 8. (no interpretation)