CAF Rangers to be deployed to Quebec in response to COVID-19 outbreaks

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The Canadian Armed Forces Rangers will be deployed to Quebec in response to COVID-19 outbreaks in the region. (File Photo – Canadian Armed Forces)

Bill Blair, the Minister of Emergency Preparedness, said the deployment of Canadian Armed Forces Rangers to the community of Bonne-Esperance has been approved.

“We have authorized a deployment of Canadian Armed Forces Rangers to assist the community of Bonne-Esperance, Quebec in response to COVID-19 outbreaks in the region,” Blair said in a statement posted online.

The coronavirus cases have been rising across Quebec with a steep rise in daily cases.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services of Quebec on Monday reported that the health authorities have identified 4,571 new cases of COVID-19 over a 24-hour period.

Three additional deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 11,642 since the beginning of pandemic.

Currently, 397 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Quebec, an increase of 21 as compared to previous day.

The Quebec Health on Sunday reported 3,846 new cases and three additional deaths over a 24-hour period.

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