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Quebec drops all non-essential hospital activities to shore up nursing home staffing

Quebec is delaying all non-essential activities in hospitals for the next two weeks to dispatch medical professionals to help the province's struggling long-term care homes. Premier Francois Legault says the province is short 2,100 people to work in the homes, where the majority of the province's COVID-19 deaths have originated. He's imploring medical specialists, as well as physicians and nurses from outlying regions, to volunteer at long-term care homes for the coming weeks in the Greater Montreal area.

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