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Day camps to reopen June 22

Quebec to allow outdoor gatherings of 10 people from 3 households

"We'll probably have to put some money to make sure the summer camps are available for all the kids", he said.

In Quebec, groups of up to 10 people from no more than three households will be allowed to gather outside starting Friday, according to CTV News.

Legault said the latest statistics regarding COVID-19 are on a downward trend and encouraging, in order to prevent a spike in infections the premier recommended wearing a mask when out in public, especially on public transit.

"And all that we've done to get to this point could (turn around) very fast", Arruda said.

That's up 71 from the 3,647 deaths reported Tuesday; COVID-19 cases in Quebec rose 578 from the 44,197 announced a day earlier.

Since young people develop serious effects of COVID-19 only in extremely rare cases, he said that parents should feel free to send their children to camp as long as they are healthy and not immunocompromised.

She said that in libraries, book and document lending will be the only services allowed to reopen, and the public won't be able to circulate beyond the lending counters.

The Public Health Department has given the green light for day camps in Quebec to open on June 22 with safety measures in place including smaller groups and social distancing. Authorities are still in discussions for other sectors, notably the performing arts, theatres and cinemas.

"Despite the impossibility of avoiding any cases of COVID (in provincial jails)", she said, "I consider that, in general, it is going relatively well in the prison network".

"It'll be like those people who've died, died for nothing because we haven't learned the risks", Arruda said.

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