Community transmission pushes Laval to 712 cases

"From this moment," says Laval Police chief Pierre Brochet, "our officers will act with more vigour to enforce the rules and decrees."

A crackdown is coming.

The city, Santé publique and Laval Police are asking for the public’s cooperation to slow the spread of coronavirus, as Laval now ranks behind only Montreal due to a significant increase in cases in the city, 712 as of press time.

People are circulating while being infected with the coronavirus without necessarily knowing it, and Santé publique is facing a lot of new cases without being able to distinguish the precise source of infection, known as sustained community transmission. “To cope with the epidemiological peak which should emerge in a few weeks, it’s more important than ever to reinforce collective action,” reads a city statement. “The police force, which focused heavily on prevention, will now be tougher and will not hesitate to enforce government orders and decrees.”

Laval Mayor Marc Demers makes the appeal in a video, accompanied by Laval Director of public health Dr. Jean-Pierre Trépanier, and Director of civil security and Laval Police Pierre Brochet.

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