A doctor from Montérégie and several of his colleagues are in favor of canceling the curfew imposed by the Legault government in order to prevent indoor gatherings and limit the spread of COVID-19.
“We do not see the point of continuing the curfew now, which is an extremist maneuver in an extremist context that we no longer live in,” indicated Dr.s Eric Sabah, Cardiologist at Pierre Boucher Hospital, in an interview at LCN.
“At the moment, it is very difficult to accept this curfew,” he added.
Ds Sabah also believes that the opening of the stands “is necessary in a city like Montreal.”
The cardiologist said, “Summer is about to start and it will be very difficult for everyone’s spirits not to think about opening the stands quickly.”
Although some are talking about a license for terraces around midsummer, Dr.s Eric Sabah thinks it can be introduced much earlier.
“We could have imagined doing this a little earlier because large outbreaks that happen in an outdoor environment are so rare. […] He explained that the terraces are well-organized, and I am sure restaurant owners can organize them, I think it would be much more beneficial than being risky at this point.
Mandatory quarantine in the hotel
To help healthcare workers struggling with burnout after more than a year of fighting COVID-19, Dr.s Eric Sabah suggests abolishing the mandatory hotel quarantine upon return from a trip for people who have received two doses of the vaccine.
“Those who have received the two vaccinations, the many health workers who want perhaps to go on a small journey to rest, we should consider lifting this confinement upon return when people are twice vaccinated,” he suggested.
A change that would also greatly satisfy snowbirds who have already received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States and who are also calling for the mandatory quarantine to be lifted upon return to the country.