Sumary of Quebec reports more than 1,000 cases for 7th consecutive day, Legault to hold presser:
- Quebec is reporting 1,168 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the province clocks in over 1,000 cases for the seventh consecutive day..
- Quebec also announced it lowered the age of eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine from 65 to 60 in the Montérégie region south of Montreal and the Outaouais region in western Quebec..
- This comes as Quebec health minister Christian Dubé is asking regional authorities to act quickly to shut down operations that aren’t respecting COVID-19 health rules..
- Dubé says the spread of more contagious variants justifies acting when there good reason to believe the rules aren’t being followed..
- In a letter sent to regional health directors on Monday, Dubé says the current powers granted under the province Public Health Act stipulate it not necessary to wait until an investigation is complete before closing a location..
- The directives come as five municipalities in the Chaudière-Appalaches region south of Quebec City entered a lockdown Monday night after reporting sharp rises in infections…