Quebec relaxes COVID 19 restrictions as Ontario accelerates reopening plans



COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed in most parts of Quebec on Monday, and Ontario announced that it will proceed with a resumption plan as health indicators continue to improve.

The Ontario government said it would begin relaxing restrictions on business and outdoor gatherings starting Friday. Initially, the first phase of the reopening plan was scheduled to begin on June 14.

The new rule allows gatherings of up to 10 people. Some outdoor dining, outdoor fitness classes, outdoor religious services, and camping are also allowed to resume.

As the state reported 525 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths, Prime Minister Doug Ford thanked the residents for the “great sacrifice” in a statement and launched a state vaccine campaign for early resumption. Acknowledged success.

The Ontario government has stated that 72% of the state’s adults have been vaccinated with at least one COVID-19 vaccine as of Sunday night, well above the 60% target set on the resumption date. ..

In New Brunswick, the news was less promising as the state announced a delay in reopening because it failed to meet its vaccination goals. Health officials aimed to administer at least one COVID-19 vaccine to 75% of eligible residents by the end of Monday.

However, Prime Minister Brain Higgs said only 70.3% of those eligible to be vaccinated had been vaccinated by Monday morning. Higgs said it would take another four to five days for the state to reach its goals and begin the first phase of the reopening plan, with all health protection restrictions in place until the goals are met. Added.

In Montreal, the northern suburbs of Quebec’s largest city, Laval, and several other municipalities became the last part of the state to escape from the highest pandemic alert levels, leaving residents for the first time in eight months on Monday. I was able to eat at the restaurant.

In other parts of Quebec, the state has announced 194 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths from the new coronavirus, including three states that are currently at the lowest alert level in the state. , The restrictions have been further relaxed.

In the Nunavut Territory, health officials have announced that fully vaccinated travelers will be exempt from the 14-day quarantine requirement for the region starting June 14.

Travelers need to apply for an exemption and present proof of vaccination, said Dr. Michael Patterson, Chief Public Health Officer.

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