Montréal Extends State of Emergency for Five Days


Montréal – NEWS – In accordance with the Civil Protection Act, Montréal’s executive committee has renewed the state of emergency for the urban agglomeration of Montréal on January 5, 2021, for a period of five days.

The move comes a day before a re-scheduled press conference by the provincial government in Quebec in which it is widely believed new extended lockdown restrictions will be announced.

Sources say that Quebec is likely to implement a lockdown until early February 2021 to attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19.

The local state of emergency, which was declared on March 27, grants exceptional powers to the urban agglomeration, enabling it to respond to the current pandemic across its territory. In particular, it gives the urban agglomeration the power to mobilize the necessary resources and workforce to fight COVID-19.

The urban agglomeration of Montréal continues to collaborate closely with its team of experts from its emergency response coordination centre, the regional public health department and the healthcare network, in order to fight the spread of COVID-19.