Quebec Premier Announces Loosening of COVID-19 Restrictions – May 4, 2021

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Quebec Premier Announces Loosening of COVID-19 Restrictions – May 4, 2021

In Quebec City, 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. They announce the loosening of certain public health restrictions in the Quebec City region as well as parts of the Outaouais. Starting on May 10, high schools can reopen in Quebec City and Lévis as well as the regional county municipalities (RCM) of Papineau and Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. In these areas, the curfew start time will be pushed back from 8pm to 9:30pm. Additionally, the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region will go from the orange to the yellow alert level since the number of cases there has decreased. However, in the Estrie region, schools in the Granit RCM will have to close due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. The Premier is also asked about the resignation of MNA Marie-Ève Proulx from her position as minister of regional economic development over allegations of psychological harassment. (No interpretation)