Confined Green Island and access to three controlled RCMs
In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, Quebec places the residents of Île Verte in Bas-Saint-Laurent in containment. The public health department also orders the installation of checkpoints to limit access to the Bellechasse, L’Islet and Montmagny RCMs.
Thirty residents of Île Verte, in the municipality of Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs, in Bas-Saint-Laurent, will no longer be allowed to leave the island. The only exceptions will be for access to their main residence, transportation of goods, provision of care and health services as well as for humanitarian reasons. Workers in an environment where activities have not been suspended or anyone who has obtained special authorization from the director of public health will be able to leave the island located 2 km off L’Isle-Verte, near of Rivière-du-Loup.
Following the recommendations of the National Directorate of Public Health, the Sûreté du Québec has implemented measures, on a random basis, to control access to regional county municipalities (MRC) of Bellechasse, L’Islet and Montmagny, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. “The roadblock to the west of my riding is therefore now in Beaumont near Quebec,” tweeted on Twitter the member for Matane-Matapédia and interim leader of the Parti québécois, Pascal Bérubé.
This measure, carried out by the police, aims to limit non-essential movements and, thus, protect the population of COVID-19. The measures put in place obviously do not prevent the activities which make it possible to obtain and provide health care and services, or those which provide humanitarian support and services essential for the continuity of the supply chain in all regions. of Quebec.