Quebec's top doctor says second wave is coming anyway, so enjoy the summer

"I remain convinced that there will, unfortunately, be a second wave. So, take advantage of the summer, take advantage of this conditional deconfinement."

Quebec has given the green light to its businesses and industries to resume, with the exceptions of combat sports, sleepaway camps, and any industries that hold large festival events, though Quebec's top health official, Dr. Horacio Arruda has made clear that the second wave of the pandemic is on the horizon.

Despite the dreary nature of a second wave, Arruda's overall message to Quebecers was to enjoy the summer anyway, as the second wave will certainly crash on Quebec's shores.

"I remain convinced that there will, unfortunately, be a second wave. So, take advantage of the summer, take advantage of this conditional deconfinement."

"And let me be clear that it deconfinement is conditional on respecting distancing, hygiene measures and on wearing a face covering," Arruda said, translated from French.

Arruda said that due to Quebec's full deconfinement, Quebecers should continue to wash their hands regularly and wear facial coverings to help slow the spread of the virus, as the province has allowed theme parks, bars, and even casinos to resume activity.

Quebec will also no longer be sharing the daily COVID-19 case count daily, and will instead be sharing data weekly.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that it was up to the province to determine how they share their date, saying: "every province makes its own decisions about how transparent it needs to be."