Quebec expected to extend lockdown measures as COVID-19 cases surge – APTN News

Jan 05, 2021

Quebec government officials are expected to announce extended lockdown measures in the next 24 hours as case records are being shattered daily following a post-holiday surge.

On Tuesday, Quebec reported 2,508 new cases of COVID-19, along with 62 new deaths.

Hospitalizations rose to 1,317 – the highest number of patients in hospital with COVID-19 since late May.

Premier Francois Legault is scheduled to hold a press conference Wednesday evening with multiple media reports suggesting he plans to introduce a stricter lockdown – and possibly a curfew – in the province.

The second wave came down hard on Quebec, and some Indigenous communities are already struggling with its effects.

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