Among the 66 cases of COVID-19 in the Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine, 39 are linked to the outbreak of the Manor of havre de Maria.
April 7, 2020 16h34
Updated at 19h20
COVID-19: four new cases in the Gaspé peninsula and warning to the gatherings on the docks
CARLETON – The public health Directorate of the Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine reported four new cases of COVID-19 on its territory, bringing the total to 66 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Of this number, 39 are linked to the outbreak of the Manor of havre de Maria. This outbreak has caused the death of two elderly residents. She has also had the effect of putting 143 people in isolation, says dr. Iv Bonnier-Viger, director of public health of the region. He noted that five people from the Gaspé and the Islands are admitted to hospital in Quebec city to cure the effects of the sars coronavirus. He puts on the other hand, warning people who have a tendency to gather on the docks, with the arrival of the good weather.
“It is correct in itself, but the distance of two meters is still to be respected”. About the housekeeping carried out house-to-house by various firms, dr. Bonnier-Viger said that it would be better to refrain when it comes to private homes inhabited by people over 70 years of age. “The rationale is that the minimum maintenance can be done without the use of agents,” he says.
Besides, Bill Sheehan, vice president of the processing plant of crab E. Gagnon et Fils, Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé, said that two other employees of the firm, the same as a fisherman’s helper, received a positive test of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The factory was to reopen Wednesday, but “it is closed for at least another week (…) We would have liked to see more of employees to be tested,” he says.
At Rivière-au-Renard, shipping Companies Bouchard, a shipyard, announced Tuesday that it will close for two weeks because one of its employees is infected with the coronavirus.