Recommendations not always followed

Le Dr. Yv Bonnier-Viger. Photo: Richard O’Leary

The Department of Public Health of the Gaspé and the Islands says that some of its recommendations were not followed by the Legault government during the pandemic.

This clarification follows the written opinions of the Ministry of Health that have been unveiled recently where it has been learned that the government has not always listened to public health recommendations and has been stricter in its approach.

The director of public health, Yv Bonnier-Viger gives the example of the municipalities of Maria, Carleton-sur-Mer and Nouvelle which had passed into the red alert zone during the first wave of COVID-19. According to him, it took almost 3 weeks to convince the government to return to the orange zone when the restrictions had been adopted much more quickly.

Dr Yv Bonnier-Viger gives another example which has been debated for the region for at least 3 weeks. Due to the epidemiological situation, he would like a return to extracurricular activities or sports for young adolescents and 18-24 year olds for their mental health.

For more details on this news, listen to our news bulletins this Monday on Radio Gaspésie at 11:30 am-4:3pm or 5:30 pm.

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