The latest number of COVID-19 cases in the Province of Quebec yesterday was a staggering 13,149 the highest daily number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Premier Francois Legault has scheduled an emergency press conference for 5 P.M. tonight to announce Quebec new restrictions and curfews to try control the virus.
The buzz in the air plus reports from Radio-Canada is QuebecPremier Francois Legault along side Health Minister Christian Dubé and director of public health, Dr. Horacio Arruda will be allowing only one family bubble to meet.
Plus the government is thinking about closing restaurants as public health has identified them as potential sources of outbreaks. Also the postponement of opening up classes in schools.
A curfew looms if numbers of the COVID-19 Omicron virus still skyrocket.
How the Omicron virus spreads
The Omicron variant likely will spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and how easily Omicron spreads compared to Delta remains unknown. CDC expects that anyone with Omicron infection can spread the virus to others, even if they are vaccinated or don’t have symptoms.
Does the COVID-19 vaccine work against the Omicron variant?
Current vaccines are expected to protect against severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths due to infection with the Omicron variant. However, breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated are likely to occur. With other variants, like Delta vaccines have remained effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. The recent emergence of Omicron further emphasizes the importance of vaccination and boosters.