Quebec says cottage country north of Montreal to reopen starting Monday

Quebec is reopening access to much of cottage country north of Montreal as of next Monday.

Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault said today that the regions a little further north, such as the Saguenay, will reopen the following week, while more remote areas of the province such as Gaspe will reopen May 18.

Guilbault says police checkpoints preventing access to far northern communities and preventing people from Ontario from crossing into Gatineau will remain for now.

She says authorities are still advising people not to travel to any of the newly reopened areas unless necessary, adding that the government won’t hesitate to lock down the zones again if COVID-19 infections rise dramatically.

Legault announced his economic recovery plan Tuesday, allowing retail stores, as well as the construction and manufacturing sectors to reopen across the province by May 11.

On Monday, Legault said elementary schools and daycares across Quebec would be reopened by May 19.

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