By Katherine Harvey-Pinard
Health Minister Christian Dubé held a press briefing at the end of the afternoon to urge people to limit their trips for the Thanksgiving long weekend.
He particularly addressed those who own chalets in regions that are not in the red zone.
“If you are in a red zone and you rent a chalet in the Laurentians, you do not have the right to go there and do what you are not allowed to do at home,” he said. -it exemplified.
As of tomorrow afternoon, checkpoints will be set up in certain sectors that are not in the red zone. This will be the case in particular in the Laurentian park and at the Tadoussac ferry.
“We want the population to avoid non-essential travel. It’s nothing coercive, the police will be there to remind you of the instructions, ”he explained.
Mr. Dubé also reminded Quebeckers of the importance of limiting their contact with others as much as possible.
“Every contact you avoid in a day can make a big difference,” he says.
“No parties, added the national director of public health, Horacio Arruda. Stay with your families, go to work and minimize your contact with others. If all Quebecers do that, I can tell you that we will see the numbers go down. ”
Other regions in the red zone
The government has also announced that almost the entire St.Lawrence Valley, namely the MRCs of Bécancour, Nicolet-Yamaska, Trois-Rivières and Drummondville, as well as the MRC of Portneuf, in the Capitale-Nationale, are going into the red zone.
They will therefore have to respect the same measures as the other sectors already in the red zone as of Saturday evening. For measures in schools, they will instead come into force as of next Wednesday evening.