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Quebec has decided to close all its retail stores due to the rise in COVID cases

Quebec has decided to close all its retail stores due to the rise in COVID cases
The Silicon Review
04 January, 2022

President of Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Charles Milliard, has asked the government to revert the latest measure soon

Canada’s Quebec has decided to go ahead with the first of three closures that were planned of non-essential retail outlets. This move was made to deal with the rise in COVID cases driven by the Omicron variant. Healthcare personnel and hospitals in Quebec and other remote regions in northern Canadian communities. Quebec Premier Francois Legault has recently made an announcement the majority of stores in the province will be closed for the next three weeks except for convenience stores, gas stations, and pharmacies.

President of Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Charles Milliard, has asked the government to revert the latest measure soon. He stated that the time is very difficult right now to impose harsher restrictions, and we must also allow stores to open to make the most sense for the customers, employees, and owners. The closure was done mainly due to the newly reported COVID cases and deaths. The health department has reported that the numbers jumped from 70 to 1,231, and more than 162 patients are in ICU right now. Quebec’s main hospital network has decided to postpone all its medical appointments and surgeries due to the sudden spike in COVID patients. More than 10k medical appointments are expected to be delayed due to the current closure.