Avoid all social gatherings as COVID-19 community transmissions rise, health minister urges Quebecers

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Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé asked people to avoid meeting with those who do not live in the same household. (CBC screen grab)

(Colin Harris/ CBC News) — Health Minister Christian Dubé appealed to Quebecers to cancel all their plans to gather with friends and family over the next few weeks — including Thanksgiving dinner.

He said the next few weeks will be key in preventing the level of shutdowns that were seen in the spring because of COVID-19.

“We ask all Quebecers, regardless of colour code in their region, to restrict their public gatherings. This is very important,” he said, referring to the alert system that the province is now using to determine the severity of the spread of the virus.

He said cancelling Thanksgiving plans would give Quebecers a shot at having “a nice Christmas.” (…)

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