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

Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault announced that police across Quebec will be visiting licensed establishments to ensure COVID-19 rules are being followed. Here is what you need to know today.

Deputy premier announces police operation targeting bars and restaurants

The new public health enforcement measures come as the province sees an increase in COVID-19 cases. (Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada)
  • Quebec reported 297 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death Friday. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 66,653 confirmed cases and 5,792 people have died. 
  • There are 136 people in hospital (no change), including 30 in intensive care (an increase of one). Here's a guide to the numbers.
  • CBC Montreal is collecting stories from Quebecers who have recovered from COVID-19. If you would like to share your experience, please get in touch.
  • Having trouble keeping track of what has reopened? Consult our list.

Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault announced Friday that police across Quebec will be visiting licensed establishments to ensure COVID-19 rules are being followed.

The operation will target 1,000 businesses, and those who do not comply can face fines. Emergency rules put in place during the pandemic prohibit dancing in bars and serving food and alcohol after midnight.

The province has been urging Quebecers to limit private gatherings after several regions were classified as "yellow" zones under the government's colour-coded COVID-19 alert system. 

Last week, the government implemented fines for those not wearing a mask in indoor public spaces.

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

  • Fever. 
  • New or worsening cough. 
  • Difficulty breathing. 
  • Sudden loss of smell without a stuffy nose. 

If you think you may have COVID-19, the government asks that you call 1‑877‑644‑4545 to schedule an appointment at a screening clinic. 

Quebec government reminders for preventing the spread of COVID-19: 

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wear a mask or face covering when physical distancing is not possible. Wearing a mask is mandatory in enclosed public spaces across the province.
  • Stay at least two metres away from other people as much as possible. 
  • Self-isolate for 14 days after returning from a stay outside the country.

You can find information on COVID-19 in the province here and information on the situation in Montreal here


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