Canada: Montreal and Quebec City to be upgraded to COVID-19 red alert level
Quebec/IBNS: Christian Dubé, Quebec Health Minister, has confirmed while speaking on Radio-Canada's popular Sunday night talk show 'Tout le monde en parle,' that Montreal and Quebec City would move from orange to red alert, the highest alert level "in the coming days."
No details were provided by Dubé on exactly what the red zone restrictions would look like.
"Montreal and Quebec City are the hardest-hit areas at the moment. They're very close to the red zone," he said. "We're going to announce in the coming days because I think we've arrived at that point. We're there and we have to act because people are expecting us to be transparent."
896 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Sep 27 by Quebec, the province’s highest single-day tally in months. To date, the province has recorded 71,901 cases and 5,825 deaths.
Government officials of Quebec had seen a recent rise in cases as a result of community transmission, and have been urging people to limit socializing and cancel private events in order to contain the rise of the virus.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)