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“It’s not a free-for-all at all at this point,” she said.
Hankins said it was too soon to say whether schools and non-essential stores should reopen in Montreal on May 25.
“It’s prudent to watch and see what happens,” she said.
“I know it’s unsettling not to have firm dates, but on the other hand we want wisdom to prevail here,” she added.
On Thursday, Premier François Legault again delayed the reopening of schools, daycares and non-essential retail outlets in the Montreal region.
Sixty-three per cent of Quebec’s 2,928 deaths from COVID-19 have occurred on the island of Montreal, as have 51 per cent of diagnosed cases of the disease, according to the latest statistics unveiled by the Quebec government on Sunday.