Premier François Legault is expected to announce a loosening of certain restrictions across the province on Tuesday evening, including ending Quebec’s nighty COVID-19 curfew.
According to Radio-Canada, Legault is expected to make the announcement with Health Minister Christian Dubé and the National Director of Public Health, Horacio Arruda, at 5 pm on Tuesday evening.
The report also says the government will allow restaurants to serve clients on patios as of May 28.
- See also:
“We are finally approaching our freedom!” reads a tweet from Legault early Tuesday morning. “Thank you to everyone who’s making a difference.” According to Legault, 75% of Quebec adults have had their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine or have made an appointment to get vaccinated.
On s’approche enfin de notre liberté! Merci de faire la différence! pic.twitter.com/mNyh7JcC4F
— François Legault (@francoislegault) May 18, 2021
On Monday, Quebec public health officials reported the province’s lowest COVID-19 daily case increase since September 22, over 235 days ago.
At the time, Legault said Quebec was starting off May “in good shape” and stressed that the key to a good summer is to get vaccinated. “If friends are hesitating to get vaccinated, please convince them,” he said. “Vaccines are essential if we want to have a nice summer.”
The government says it is currently on track to have every adult in Quebec vaccinated (should they choose) by June 24.