Quebec closes casinos amid rise in Covid-19 cases
The Canadian city has closed entertainment venues, bars, movie theatres and schools due to the rapid growth in cases.
Quebec.- Quebec has announced it is reintroducing Covid-19 countermeasures due to the rapid growth of cases. Health minister Christian Dube has announced that bars, movie theatres, and entertainment venues must close. Restaurants will operate at reduced capacity and must close at 10pm.
Elementary schools and high schools will close until January 10. They will remain accessible until the holiday break only for vaccinations and rapid tests for students. Professional or amateur sports events will be held without public. Gyms and spas will also be closed. Remote work, which before was already recommended, will now be mandatory.
Dube said: “With the increase of cases and hospitalizations, we must put in place new measures. I know the situation is tough, but now is the time again not to get discouraged, but to be strong.”
Quebec reported 4,571 Covid-19 cases on Monday, a new single-day record since the beginning of the pandemic.
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