Health Minister Christian Dube said he did not “want” a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and, unlike the prime minister, did not want 20 to 25 people to be allowed at Christmas.
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The Minister of Health said that the number of cases related to COVID-19 and the number of hospital admissions has increased in recent days.
Indicates that 1,200 cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours were additionally hospitalized.
“I do not like it because it’s a significant development,” Christian Dubey said.
“We have not really finished vaccinating children, we have not finished vaccinating our senior,” the minister said.
According to him, this is not the time for “panic”, but between now and the holidays we need to be vigilant. “I, and my Prime Minister, have been asked to focus on vaccinations to ensure that we get the lowest rates possible at Christmas,” the minister said.
Citizens are urged to be “patient” and “careful”. Dubey repeats; Prime Minister Legault’s preference for meetings of 20 to 25 people for Christmas is not yet a public health recommendation.
“Next week, we’ll be releasing Christmas announcements and be patient,” Christian Dubey said. I have a Prime Minister who is very close to the people. Everyone wants to celebrate Christmas as a family. We learned from last year, at the same time, he urges me to be careful. “
Hospital admissions are on the rise
One of the concerns of the Minister of Health is the growth of hospital admissions in recent days.
“Every day I see an increase of 10 in the net hospital […] There, he comes in at 25, and he leaves at 15. That means it puts pressure on the network, ”the minister explained.
“I was admitted to 10 hospital for three consecutive days and saw intensive care. This is for sure, this is what is happening to us at the moment. We have a different case. [Omicron]. ⁇
However, the increase in hospital admissions does not seem to bother the Prime Minister even if he does not like the “trend”.
“We have only been admitted to 239 hospitals due to the vaccine [et] It can be improved with vaccination in 5 to 11 years, “said Franுவாois Legalt, who confirmed he did not plan to include the means by Christmas.
“If we want to have dinner, be careful until the holidays,” the Prime Minister urged the people.
No change in schools
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The Prime Minister took a long time in Lewis on Wednesday to encourage children who are sometimes scared in front of the needle. At Justin Mignold (photo), Franுவாois LeCold praised the courage of the youth. According to him, we need to look at the direct link between the high rate of vaccination against COVID-19 and the low number of hospitals under control as Christmas approaches. “It’s going well. We’ve vaccinated or set aside time for 240,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11. We’ve reached 37 percent. It’s going well and this is a good start,” he said. Mr Legalt reiterated his support for the plan.
In schools, the rules in Quebec classrooms should not change in the short term, said Education Minister Jean-Franசois Roberz.
The minister noted that this was a public health resolution and not a “political” decision. “I have no recommendation to tighten the rules. To be fair, I did not get anything to that extent.”
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Franுவாois Legold said Wednesday of meetings of more than 10 people:
“We hope, we like it. We want families of 20-25 people to be a little bigger at Christmas and New Year. Adding instructions is not expected.”
Christian Dubey said Wednesday:
“Prime Minister, he’s thinking about Christmas, he’s thinking in Cuba, like everyone else, including me. We can not wait, but right now, if we do not want to go too far, too fast […] You have to be careful. “
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