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COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Sunday

Small indoor gatherings and dining in restaurants will be allowed in Quebec regions apart from Montreal, Joliette and L'Épiphanie as of Monday.

Dining in restaurants allowed in Quebec regions outside Montreal starting Monday

For most of the province, dining in restaurants will be allowed starting Monday. Montrealers and those living in Joliette and L'Épiphanie will have to wait until June 22. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

The latest:

  • Quebec has 53,952 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 5,222 people have died, an increase of 128 cases and 27 deaths. The government says 13 of those newly reported deaths took place before June 6.
  • There are 769 people in hospital (a decrease of 19), including 85 in intensive care (a decrease of 17). Here's a guide to the numbers.
  • Hair dressers, tattoo parlours and other personal-care businesses reopen in Montreal and Joliette tomorrow. 
  • The City of Montreal has extended its state of emergency until June 19.
  • Outdoor drop-off services will be available at Montreal libraries as of tomorrow. Returns and pick-up services will resume inside the libraries on June 22. 
  • Shopping malls in the Greater Montreal and Joliette regions can reopen as of June 19
  • As of June 26, tourists will allowed to visit the Magdalen Islands by car.

Dining in restaurants allowed tomorrow

For most of the province, dining in restaurants and having indoor gatherings will be allowed as of tomorrow. 

Montrealers and those living in Joliette and L'Épiphanie will have to wait until June 22.

People will also be allowed to gather indoors in groups of 10 or fewer as long as they continue to keep a safe distance from each other and make sure to clean surfaces.

Only businesses permitted to serve food can reopen this month. There is no word on when bars will be allowed to do the same. 

Montreal residents call for pause on evictions

With Quebec's moratorium on evictions set to be lifted next month, residents of Montreal's Parc-Extension neighbourhood are worried the city's tight housing market could leave them with nowhere to go

The Comité d'Action de Parc-Extension drove through the neighbourhood Saturday to call for all evictions to continue to be paused.

Starting July 6, decisions rendered by the province's rental board before March 1 can be enforced. More recent decisions can be enforced as of July 20.

New rules for travelling to Magdalen Islands

Quebec tourists will be allowed to drive through New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island to get to the Magdalen Islands as of June 26. 

As part of the new regulations, Quebec tourists will need to fill out a government form and have proof of passage on the ferry to and from Souris, P.E.I. They are also required to prove they have somewhere to stay. 

On their way there, tourists will be permitted to spend one night in New Brunswick. Once they arrive on P.E.I., they will have to go directly to the Souris ferry terminal, with the exception of stopping for gas. 

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