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

A day after extending the red-zone restrictions, Quebec Premier François Legault hinted there could be some allowances, however slight, for the holiday season if the coronavirus is contained. Here's what you need to know.

Quebec under partial lockdown for four more weeks, Grade 9 students to also become part-time online students

Gyms are among the businesses that will remain closed as the province extends partial lockdown until Nov. 23. (Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada)
  • Quebec reported 963 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 more deaths on Tuesday, four of which were in the past 24 hours. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 101,885 confirmed cases and 6,172 people have died. 
  • There are 527 people in hospital (a decrease of 16), including 91 in intensive care (a decrease of two).  Here's a guide to the numbers.
  • Having trouble keeping track of what's now closed? Consult our list.
  • 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.

A day after extending the red-zone restrictions, Quebec Premier François Legault said there could be some allowances, however slight, for the holiday season if the coronavirus is contained.  

"For Christmas, I really hope and I'm confident that in 28 days, we'll be able to maybe not have big parties for Christmas, but to be able to see our families," he said. 

Legault is facing criticism from the opposition parties in Quebec City for the uncertainty around the duration of the partial lockdown. 

But speaking to reporters Tuesday, Legault said the situation is "evolving" and that his government and public experts are making the best decisions possible based on the information they have at the time. 

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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.
  • Gastrointestinal issues (such as nausea, diarrhea).  

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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