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‘We Need You’: Quebec Begs Health Workers to Return to Work

  • Thousands are refusing to work, leaving health network short
  • Province has asked for 1,000 soldiers to help fight the virus
Francois Legault
Francois LegaultPhotographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Quebec Premier Francois Legault urged health-care employees who have been off work to return and help ease a labor crunch that’s grown to 9,500 staff during the pandemic.

While 4,000 workers are infected, another 5,500 are not showing up for other reasons, including fear of getting sick, Legault said during a press conference Thursday. The number went up by 800 overnight.