A part of the Outaouais area will develop into a purple zone on Sunday

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Quebec’s Minister of Well being and Social Companies has introduced the town of Gatineau and a regional municipality positioned north of it is going to be thought of a purple zone as of Sunday.

In a launch issued Saturday afternoon, Christian Dubé stated rising the alert to most for Gatineau and the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais will take have an effect on after midnight Saturday and the choice was based mostly on how the pandemic is evolving in western Quebec.

It’ll imply locations like bars and live performance venues might be closed, whereas eating places will solely be open for pick-up and supply.

“Nevertheless, sure measures, notably these regarding colleges and sports activities, will take impact on Thursday, Oct. 15,” Dubé wrote, whereas calling it a “mandatory choice” to stop a rise within the transmission of COVID-19 “within the adjoining communities by limiting contact between individuals.”

Gatherings inside houses and in public areas in a purple zone are forbidden.