COVID-19 in Quebec: what you need to know Monday
- Quebec reported 315 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and two more deaths.
- Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 370,043 confirmed cases and 11,125 people have died.
- There are 364 people in the hospital (a decrease of nine), including 90 in intensive care (a decrease of one).
- 97,392 additional doses of vaccine were administered, for a total of 5,503,277 since December 14.
Five regions in Quebec are now seeing many of their restrictions on COVID-19 lifted, as they go orange and people can dine in restaurants and hit the gym.
The Quebec City region, the Laurentians, Lanaudière, Montérégie and the Outaouais have a host of new freedoms, but Montreal and Laval will have to wait another week because they remain designated red zones.
But Montrealers were able to celebrate certain freedoms over the weekend: the lifting of the 9:30 p.m. curfew in Quebec and the opening of restaurant terraces.
Thousands of people gathered in the Old Port to celebrate Friday and Saturday evening.
On the second night of the festivities after the curfew in the Old Port – as revelers also celebrated the Canadiens’ 3-2 overtime victory over the Leafs – police had to disperse a crowd of thousands after a one was shot in the foot and another was stabbed. in the upper body.
Both were treated in hospital. Dozens of officers in riot gear asked people to leave Place Jacques-Cartier after the altercation around midnight.
Police said there were too many people in Old Port Square and asked people to leave for safety reasons.
There were also impromptu evenings that lasted until late at night in several parks in Montreal. Although Mayor Valérie Plante asked people to be more respectful with their garbage, the police did not report much mischief.
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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- New or worsened cough.
- Difficulty in breathing.
- Sudden loss of smell without a stuffy nose.
- Gastrointestinal problems (such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting).
- Sore throat, runny or stuffy nose.
- Generalized muscle pain.
- Loss of appetite.
If you think you have COVID-19, the government is asking you to call 1-877-644-4545 to make an appointment at a testing clinic.
To book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine, you can go to the quebec.ca/covidvaccine online portal. You can also call 1-877-644-4545.
Reminders from the Quebec government to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Wear a mask or mask is mandatory in closed public spaces in the province.
- Stay at least two meters from other people as much as possible.
- Self-isolate for 14 days after returning from a stay abroad.
You can find information on COVID-19 in the province here and information on the situation in Montreal here.