Posted May 21, 2020 8:54 am

Updated May 21, 2020 1:17 pm

Quebec is giving the green light for day camps across the province to open for the summer amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Premier François Legault said day camps will be allowed to open as of June 22 after meeting public health conditions. He said they desperately need workers.

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“We have kids who didn’t go to school for months,” he said. “Children need to see one another and to move. We need monitors.”

READ MORE: Quebec to allow limited outdoor gatherings starting Friday as province eases coronavirus rules

Quebec reported 82 new deaths on Thursday for a total of 3,800 fatalities since the health crisis began.

There are 45,495 cases, an increase of 720 from the previous day.

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