Second phase of ­Quebec tourism ­activities ­reopening

Record Staff

Starting June 19, Quebecers will be able to visit zoos, gardens and agri-tourism farms and local artisans as well as tourist and information centres as part of the government’s plan to reopen tourism activities. The announcement was made Thursday by Minister of Tourism Caroline Proulx.
Maritime excursions will be able to resume their activities as of July 1, 2020, Proulx added.
The principles of physical distancing and the recommendations of public health authorities still apply during all tourism activities.
Health guides will be made available in the COVID-19 Health Safety Plan for the tourism industry. Businesses will have to refer to them in order to adapt their environment and procedures to ensure a healthy and safe environment for their staff and clientele.
According to the Quebec Public Health Institute, the province has 53,485 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 144 in the past 24hrs.
Of those, three were in the Estrie region, bringing the local total to 941. The three new cases in the Estrie were reported in Sherbrooke, where the total stands at 302, and 283 are considered recovered.
There were 24 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 reported since yesterday, bringing the total in Quebec to 5,105.
There are currently 871 patients hospitalized in Quebec due to the virus, a decrease of 43 since the day before. Of those, 114 are in intensive care, down three from yesterday.
The Public Health institute is reporting that 20,299 people have recovered from COVID-19.

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