PRINT - Contacto Directo - Vancouver, 01/05/2020 - NEWS, Spanish
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Summary Translation: No byline - In Montreal North, a culture of helping others, combined with close living quarters, has led to the creation of a hot spot in Quebec for COVID-19. Almost a quarter of the 1,100 people infected are health workers. The area is home for many new immigrants attracted to working as assistants for nurses and caregivers. The residents of the city have been sent in recent weeks to long-term care homes without staff in the province where the virus has been the worst. "These people arrive in Canada and Quebec and want to work, and it's the first job that is offered to them. And then the government, or the placement agencies for which they work, send them to seniors' homes, often totally unprotected, and then they get infected and return to their small apartments. It's very sad," said Paule Robitaille, MNA for Bourassa-Sauve and opposition critic for international relations and La Francophonie.
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