Health minister urges Quebecers to get proof of vaccination as restrictions ease
MONTREAL -- Quebec Health Minister Christian Dube is encouraging Quebecers inoculated against COVID-19 to get their proof of vaccination if they haven't done so already.
In a tweet this morning, Dube posted a link to the provincial government's website where vaccination validation can be obtained.
Meanwhile, three new regions will move to the green or least restrictive level of the provincial pandemic response plan on Monday: Bas-Saint-Laurent, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Mauricie-Centre-du-Quebec.
The zone change will ease restrictions including limits on gatherings in homes, which can now host up to 10 people from three different addresses. In yellow zones, only two families are permitted.
The changes come as Quebec continues its downward trajectory of COVID-19 infections, logging 103 new cases today.
Case numbers have been on a general decline since mid-April when daily counts routinely topped 1,500.
Health authorities say there are now 170 patients in hospital with the virus, a decrease of eight from the previous day. The number of patients in intensive care held steady at 39.
Health officials say they recorded two more deaths due to COVID-19.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 20, 2021.