A quarantine order for a Hasidic Jewish community in Quebec’s Laurentians, where several cases of the novel coronavirus were detected in March, has come to an end.
The City of Boisbriand confirmed the measure was lifted on Tuesday after more than three weeks. Mayor Marlene Cordato said local officials are continuing to work closely with regional public health authorities.
“The decision to end containment in this area confirms that it does not pose a higher risk than the other areas of Boisbriand,” she said in a statement.
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The order for 14 days of self-isolation came into effect on March 29 after the Tosh community of 4,000 requested help from authorities.
The Desjardins district — including Beth-Halevy, Tash Road, Steiner Court, Anne Frank, Carré André-Ouellet, Olsen Passage, Moishe and Place Komarno streets — were off limits.
— With files from Global News’ Brayden Jagger Haines and the Canadian Press
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