Quebec Premier Warns Of Possible Impending Supply Shortages As New Cases Surge

There are over 700 new cases in the province.

Quebec is warning of impending supply shortages, as the outbreak in that province surges.

There were a whopping 732 new cases reported Tuesday, bringing the total number to 4,162.

Six more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 31 people.

There are concerns about a shortage of masks, gloves, and medical gowns:

“For certain equipment, we have enough for three to seven days, which is tight,” said Quebec Premier Legault. “But we have orders that should be coming in the next few days, and we have hopes of being able to get by.”

Legault also noted that Quebec’s spring break – which happened right before further travel restrictions were imposed – may have contributed to the growing spread in the province.

Notably, if social distancing is working, it can take some time to tell, so even if Quebec has gotten a handle on the outbreak, the numbers could look dire for a while.

Spencer Fernando

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