Quebec Premier François Legault introduced a tightening of COVID-19 restrictions forward of the Easter-long weekend, because the third wave of the pandemic takes maintain within the province.
As of Thursday, 4 areas of the province are being upgraded to pink zones, the utmost alert degree within the province, together with the Outaouais, Capitale Nationale, Chaudières-Appalaches and Bas Saint-Laurent.
Legault made the announcement in Quebec Metropolis Wednesday afternoon, simply sooner or later after expressing concern over the rise in infections in these 4 areas.
Particular emergency measures might be enacted in In Quebec Metropolis, Lévis and Gatineau the place instances are rising nearly exponentially, in accordance with Legault.
Colleges, non-essential companies, theatres, cinemas, gyms and eating places will all be closed beginning Thursday at 8 p.m. till at the very least April 12.
The 8 p.m. curfew can also be being introduced again in these three cities.
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