Quebec gives green light to day camps

  • Quebec gives green light to day camps

Quebec gives green light to day camps

Guilbault added that public distancing guidelines will still need to be followed during gatherings which are not permitted indoors.

"It's not instinctive to us, but it's a habit that we must have to develop", Guilbault said. "But for now, it will allow us to see friends and enjoy the good weather that is coming".

Quebec Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault, sitting in for Premier François Legault at the government's daily COVID-19 briefing, made the announcement and stressed that we were not at the stage where parties and indoor gatherings could start up again.

The Quebec government revealed that the province's COVID-19-related death toll has reached 3,718, after announcing 71 more deaths since Tuesday afternoon.

Currently, a reported 307,437 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec and 12,822 cases have been cured.

There are 1,479 people being treated for COVID-19 in Quebec hospitals as of Friday, down 25 from the 1,504 reported Thursday.

Of the hospital cases, 183 are now in intensive care which is an increase of just 3 from Tuesday's report.

Quebec's hardest hit region is still Montreal with 22,317 cases.

Quebec also recorded the first death among its provincial prison population.

Legault said that it's not likely camps will be able to fill all the available positions, as they will be competing with the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit.

Guilbault said about two per cent of Quebec's inmate population has become infected with the virus, including about 60 people at the detention centre in Montreal that housed the inmate who died.