Coronavirus updates, Sept. 8: Quebec hopes to avoid pandemic fatigue, considers tougher measures (Details)

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“We are not there yet, but if ever there were (new) lockdowns they would be done by regions, and I would say even sub-region,” Legault said.

Based on the number of cases, the government would proceed with a sliding-scale alert system, tagging different regions red (high risk), yellow, blue and green (minor risk).

“If (the circulation of the virus) continues to increase and if we need to close, for example, bars and restaurants or reduce the 250-person rule, it would be done by parts of regions,” Legault said. “But we’re not at this level right now.”

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Police question two men about online threats against Legault

The Sûreté du Québec has questioned two men about violent threats on social media against Quebec Premier François Legault. There have been several death threats against the premier in recent weeks on online discussion forums that question the existence of the pandemic and oppose sanitary measures.


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