Highlights from Francois Legault’s press briefing on March 26

Quebec has two new deaths from COVID-19. Here are the main points of the press conference of March 26 by Prime Minister Fran├žois Legault, accompanied by the Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity Jean Boulet and the national director of public health Horacio Arruda on the epidemic of COVID-19.
– Two new deaths in Quebec for a total of eight

– 1629 people are now infected with COVID-19 in Quebec, 106 hospitalized including 43 in intensive care.

– “There is no question of making any compromise whatsoever on the precautions to be taken to protect health personnel,” said Prime Minister Fran├žois Legault. He says he works very hard to supply Quebec with masks. “We need to use masks judiciously.”

– “I thank Quebecers once again for respecting the instructions, that’s what we have to do” said Mr. Legault

– Food banks will need more volunteers. Quebec has set up a portal (http://www.jebenevole.ca/) to link organizations that need volunteers and people who want to lend a hand. “Please go and volunteer,” said Mr. Legault. He appeals to people under the age of 70, without symptoms and who have time. However, they must respect the two-meter distance and hand washing instructions.

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