Laura Marchand

Laura Marchand is a web and radio journalist with CBC Montreal. Follow her on Twitter at @Marchand_L.

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'We are an army of Quebecers': Premier issues call-out for volunteers in fight against COVID-19

"We're counting on you to create a wave of solidarity in Quebec. But always in respect of the rules: wash your hands; no gatherings; distancing," Premier François Legault said at his daily briefing Thursday.

First COVID-19 death in Montreal brings Quebec total fatalities to 7

"Our children and grandchildren will remember how we won this battle. So let's make them proud," said Quebec Premier François Legault Wednesday, announcing that the total number of cases has risen to 1,339, with 78 people in hospital, including 35 in intensive care.

'We're all in this together,' says François Legault, as Quebec heads into 3-week shutdown

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quebec rose again, to 1,013 on Tuesday from 628 on Monday. But as economic activity winds down, efforts are multiplying to help Quebecers unable to make ends meet because of the impact of the pandemic.

Quebec enacts restrictions on all gatherings, inside and out, as death toll rises

With 42 new cases confirmed and a total of 181 cases in the province, Quebec says with few exceptions, everyone must maintain a two-metre distance at all times.

COVID-19 may keep Quebec students out of school until May, Legault says

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the province rises, Premier François Legault says it may be weeks before children return to school. As well, Loto-Québec is closing all of kiosks and sales terminals retail outlets. Here's what you need to know Friday.

Obey social distancing orders, pleads family of Quebec's first COVID-19 victim

"We didn't have the chance to save Grand-mamie. But you have the chance to make a difference now that we know — now that we know the damage caused by this pandemic," said Mariette Tremblay's family.

Quebec announces first death from COVID-19, confirmed cases up to 94

A first person in Quebec has died from the novel coronavirus, and the number of confirmed cases continues to jump, but authorities urged Quebecers not to despair. "The health care network is ready," said Premier François Legault. 

Quebec moves tax deadline to June as COVID-19 cases rise

Quebec will be extending tax filing season to ease any pressure on residents coping with the fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak. Here's what else you need to know.

Quebec ramps up fight against COVID-19: Large indoor events banned, Montreal shuts pools and rinks

Quebec Premier François Legault called the outbreak of the novel coronavirus an "emergency" situation that will require a huge effort from Quebecers for the next several weeks.

COVID-19 tests should be done more widely, says Montreal area woman showing symptoms

A woman on Montreal's North Shore developed symptoms similar to COVID-19 and has been in contact with someone who travelled to Hong Kong. But that's not enough to get tested for the virus.