Francois Legault booster rollout Quebec

François Legault to announce “important measures” in light of Omicron at 6 p.m.

“The situation is critical.”

This evening at 6 p.m., Quebec Premier François Legault will be announcing what he calls “important measures” for the province to limit the spread of the pandemic, and particularly the Omicron variant.

Today there were 2,736 new cases of COVID-19 in Quebec, the highest daily case count since January. Yesterday Montreal public health director Dr. Mylène Drouin said that there are 95 cases of the Omicron variant in Montreal. Studies show that the new variant is significantly more transmissible than Delta, with each infected person potentially transmitting the virus to 4 people as opposed to 1.

“The situation is critical. I will be holding a press conference tonight at 6 p.m. to announce important measures due to the increase in COVID cases and the new Omicron variant.”

—François Legault

François Legault to announce “important measures” for Quebec in light of Omicron at 6 p.m.

Yesterday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford opened up booster shot eligibility to anyone in that province over the age of 18, and announced a 50% capacity limit to all indoor venues with capacities over 1,000.

As of Monday, rapid tests will be available free of charge at pharmacies across Quebec — 5 per person per 30-day period.

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