Coronavirus updates, March 25: 1339 cases in Quebec; Ottawa announces $2000-per-month benefit  Montreal GazetteView Full coverage on Google News

A Quebec-wide shutdown of non-essential businesses and services began Tuesday at midnight and will run until April 13.A Quebec-wide shutdown of non-essential businesses and services began Tuesday at midnight and will run until April 13.

Quebec has 1,339 cases, two new deaths, but 'an army of 8.5 million' to combat COVID-19 | CTV News

"Our children and grandchildren will remember how we won this battle. So let's make them proud," said Quebec Premier François Legault Wednesday, announcing that the total number of cases has risen to 1,339, with 78 people in hospital, including 35 in intensive care."Our children and grandchildren will remember how we won this battle. So let's make them proud," said Quebec Premier François Legault Wednesday, announcing that the total number of cases has risen to 1,339, with 78 people in hospital, including 35 in intensive care.

In Quebec, two more people have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.In Quebec, two more people have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quebec records 2 more deaths as coronavirus cases jump to 1,339 | Globalnews.ca

“I am informed that @fordnation , like @francoislegault also told the PM last night that now is not the time to invoke the federal Emergencies Act.”

David Akin 🇨🇦 on Twitter: "I am informed that @fordnation , like @francoislegault also told the PM last night that now is not the time to invoke the federal Emergencies Act."

“Quebec sees huge jump in #COVID19 cases - to 628 from 219 in a single day. "We've entered a new phase. We're putting Quebec on pause for all but essential services," says Premier @francoislegault https://t.co/W9JXs7HGPq via @mtlgazette”

André Picard on Twitter: "Quebec sees huge jump in #COVID19 cases - to 628 from 219 in a single day. "We've entered a new phase. We're putting Quebec on pause for all but essential services," says Premier @francoislegault https://t.co/W9JXs7HGPq via @mtlgazette"

“Quebec has taken one of the smartest courses of action to stop the spread. The rest depends on us. Stay home. Keep distance . Encourage others. The virus can't spread if we take @francoislegault enforced measures seriously.”

Mitch Garber on Twitter: "Quebec has taken one of the smartest courses of action to stop the spread. The rest depends on us. Stay home. Keep distance . Encourage others. The virus can't spread if we take @francoislegault enforced measures seriously."

““Our priority for the next three weeks is to avoid contagion,” said Quebec Premier François Legault. #coronavirus https://t.co/PWPiB9vrN5”

Kalina Laframboise on Twitter: "“Our priority for the next three weeks is to avoid contagion,” said Quebec Premier François Legault. #coronavirus https://t.co/PWPiB9vrN5"

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Quebec. At a press conference Wednesday, Premier François Legault confirmed 1,339 cases the province — more than double the number Monday. Community spread of the coronavirus in Montreal, confirmed by public health officials on Tuesday, could complicate efforts to contain it.Montreal accounts for 603 of Quebec's total of 1,339 cases.

Community Spread Of Coronavirus In Montreal Confirmed By Officials - MTL Blog

The number of confirmed cases continues to climb — to a national high of 1,339 — but the premier says this is to be expected.

Like an army in 'the fight of our lives,' Legault tells Quebecers | Montreal Gazette

The premier explains why SAQ outlets remain open, and again urges Quebecers to respect social-distancing measures.

COVID-19: Stressed out? 'A glass of wine may help,' Legault says | Montreal Gazette

Stressed out? 'A glass of wine may help,' Legault says

Stressed out? 'A glass of wine may help,' Legault says | Montreal Gazette

Notable factors include the timing of the return from Spring break, an increase in testing, and a change to reporting methodology. Notable factors include the timing of the return from Spring break, an increase in testing, and a change to reporting methodology.

Quebec’s number of coronavirus cases nearly tripled in one day: what’s going on? - Montreal | Globalnews.ca

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"Our priority for the next three weeks is to avoid contagion," said Quebec Premier François Legault."Our priority for the next three weeks is to avoid contagion," said Quebec Premier François Legault.

Quebec coronavirus cases surge to 1,013 as partial shutdown looms | Globalnews.ca

"People are extremely worried about the situation," said Christian Goulet, the mayor of Lavaltrie."People are extremely worried about the situation," said Christian Goulet, the mayor of Lavaltrie.

Mayor of Quebec town that has seen all of province’s COVID-19 deaths feels left in dark | Globalnews.ca

Premier François Legault announced that Quebec is being put in partial lockdown as of midnight Tuesday until April 13.

Coronavirus: Quebec's list of essential services that can remain open | Montreal Gazette

Coronavirus: Quebec's list of essential services that can remain open

Coronavirus: Quebec's list of essential services that can remain open | Montreal Gazette

Coronavirus, March 24: Quebec cases jump to 1,013; Ottawa mulls 'stricter measures'

Coronavirus, March 24: Quebec cases jump to 1,013; Ottawa mulls 'stricter measures' | Montreal Gazette

Restaurants can still do deliveries and take-out, nothing more, while the province is "on pause"Restaurants can still do deliveries and take-out, nothing more, while the province is "on pause"

Coronavirus: Restaurants, Bars, Malls in Montreal Closed Until May - Eater Montreal