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Here are the businesses that may open during the Holidays



The Premier of Quebec, François Legault, announced on Tuesday the closure of non-priority businesses from December 25 to January 11 throughout Quebec in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Only a few businesses will therefore be able to continue to welcome customers during the Holidays.

Here is the list of establishments that may remain open during this period:

– Grocery stores and other food stores

– Big box stores (only the sale of essential products is allowed)

– Pharmacies

– Branches of the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ)

– Branches of the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC)

– Convenience stores

– Hardware stores (only the sale of essential products is allowed)

– Food and animal supply businesses

– Shops of medical, orthopedic and vision care items

– Work equipment shops (safety and protection)

– Shops selling household cleaning products and buildings

– The shops of products, parts and other equipment necessary for transport and logistics services (garages for repair only, no sale by dealers)

– Trade in products for agricultural operations (mechanics, fertilizers, etc.)

– Businesses offering computer and electronic equipment repair services

– Repair and rental companies for sports and outdoor equipment

– Professional health care services (dentists, optometrists, physiotherapists, osteopath, etc.)

In shopping centers, only traffic areas may be opened in order to allow access to priority shops.

François Legault also specified, at a press briefing, that personal care services, such as hair salons, beauty salons or spas will have to be closed from December 25 to January 11.

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Apple’s plans for a health clinic!



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Apple reportedly proposed to begin its initial healthcare infirmaries and hire physicians in a project codenamed ‘Casper,’ which delayed because essential people resign.

According to a new article by The Wall Street Journal, Apple has wasted ages attempting to advance into healthcare, including by starting its hospitals and hiring consultants – but these programs have mostly delayed.

Apple started a primary-care medicine plan in 2016, codenamed Casper, The Journal published, indicating records and people close with the details.

In 2017 it appointed Dr. Sumbul Desai from Stanford University to continue the work as its vice president of health. The organization is still operating on the scheme but has fought to advance beyond the preparatory step. It is partially because many people have left the design, The Journal published.

Experts told the newspaper that Desai’s unit restrained crucial feedback. For example, some workers had concerns that in-house data showing the achievement of analysis clinics was fallacious or arranged randomly.

An Apple spokesperson told The Journal that information sincerity was at the foundation of the company’s reforms. However, the organization was in the beginning stages of its healthcare business and remarked that data from Apple’s designs were being used for experimentation that could enhance care.

“Many of the assertions in this report are based on incomplete, outdated, and inaccurate information,” they added. Apple created a massive partner of clinicians, technicians, and product planners to operate on its healthcare schemes. Besides Casper, the group also started a digital wellness application earlier this year but has strived to retain users interested, sources said.

Apple spent months studying how it could work health and wellness data from Apple Watch users to promote healthcare. Under the program, this would have been associated with both virtual and in-person attention, they said, suggesting that Apple would offer both fundamental care and constant health monitoring. Apple designed a subscription-based personalized wellness plan, which the Journal published, indicating both certificates and people close with the program.

Apple first tested out the setting on its workers by taking over employee health infirmaries near its base as per sources.
The tech giant was now concentrating its wellness unit on marketing devices such as the Apple Watch. It debuted a new $400 Apple Watch in September that estimates blood oxygen levels and heart cadences.

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