Quebec’s health minister asks people to be ‘vigilant’ as COVID-19 cases rise across the province – APTN

Dec 01, 2021

Quebec’s health minister says the next two weeks will be “critical” in determining whether the province will be doubling-down on public health measures over the Christmas season.

On Wednesday, the province reported a spike in COVID-19 cases, with nearly 1,200 new infections.

While Health Minister Christian Dubé said authorities expected cases to rise after COVID-19 restrictions were loosened in November, he’s still pressing for public vigilance.

“What I want Quebecers to remember, we need to keep those numbers low so that we can enter Christmas at the right level, and not only for us, but for the people that work in hospitals,” the health minister said.

“So, there’s no panic, but we need to be really vigilant over the next few weeks.”

He said the rise in cases is problematic because children between the ages of five and 11 have only started to get vaccinated and most adults haven’t received a booster dose.

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