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COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know this weekend

Team sports and contact sports could be banned as early as Monday, Radio-Canada has learned.

Government expected to make announcement on sports, schools Monday

Health-care workers collect information from people waiting to be tested for COVID-19 at a testing clinic in Montreal Sunday. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)
  • Quebec reported 1,079 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 more deaths on Sunday. One death was removed from the total because it was no longer deemed related to COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 78,459 confirmed cases and 5,878  people have died. 
  • There are 334 people in hospital (an increase of eight), including 64 in intensive care (an increase of four).
  • CBC Montreal is looking for health professionals who can help us cover issues surrounding the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Quebec. For more information, click here.

Hockey, football and judo may no longer be allowed in Quebec's red zones starting next week, as the province tries to control an ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases. 

According to a working public health document obtained by Radio-Canada, no team sports or contact sports will be allowed in red zones. 

Premier François Legault said Friday the government would be making an announcement on schools and sports Monday, but did not specify what that announcement will be.

Yesterday, Quebec reached another grim milestone with 1,107 new cases reported — the highest ever single-day total. 

Previously, the highest total of new cases was April 15, with 1,104. 

The towns of Carleton-sur-Mer, Nouvelle and Maria in the Gaspé region will become red zones as of 11:59 p.m. Monday. The Quebec government made the announcement Sunday, following a significant rise in cases in the area. 

Are you confused about what you can and can't do in a red zone? We've answered the most common questions we've received in the video below.

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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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