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World Canada's Quebec expected to announce new restrictions as coronavirus cases rise

13:20  04 october  2020
13:20  04 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Quebec added 750 new coronavirus cases on Monday, despite existing restrictions on mask wearing and social gatherings put in place by Canada ' s second-most populous province to contain the spread of infections. Health Minister Christian Dube told a French-language talk show on Sunday

Quebec added 750 new coronavirus cases on Monday, despite existing restrictions on mask wearing and social gatherings put in place by Canada ' s second-most Overall, cases in Canada rose by 1,454 to 153,125 while six more deaths taking the total 9,268, according to data released on Sunday.

MONTREAL, TORONTO (Reuters) - Quebec, the Canadian province hardest hit by the novel coronavirus, reported another sharp increase in daily infections on Monday, and media reports said Premier Francois Legault would announce new restrictions for Montreal and capital Quebec City.

a group of people standing on top of a wooden fence: Patrons enjoys a meal in restaurant as coronavirus restrictions lifted to visit restaurants in Montreal © Reuters/Christinne Muschi Patrons enjoys a meal in restaurant as coronavirus restrictions lifted to visit restaurants in Montreal

Quebec added 750 new coronavirus cases on Monday, despite existing restrictions on mask wearing and social gatherings put in place by Canada's second-most populous province to contain the spread of infections.

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Canadians largely accepted the restrictions that came with the first wave. The arrival of autumn has brought along the predicted rebound of coronavirus infections, at least in Quebec and Ontario. Checkpoints at the Canada -United States border crossing at the Thousand Islands Bridge in

Canada sees more restrictions coming as coronavirus cases soar. New diagnosed cases spiked by a third on Monday alone, and notable jumps were reported in the country' s largest provinces of To that end, Ontario and Quebec have tightened business and travel restrictions -- all non-essential A state of emergency was also declared in the city of Toronto on Monday, mayor John Tory announced .

Health Minister Christian Dube told a French-language talk show on Sunday night the two cities were close to being listed as red zones, referring to the province's traffic light system for designating transmission, with red being the hardest-hit.

A spokeswoman for Quebec's premier declined comment, but said Legault would address the issue "with all the details" during a news conference at 5:30 pm ET.

Ontario, Canada's most populous province, on Monday reported a new daily high of 700 cases, with a bit more than a day's worth of samples still pending at labs, latest data showed. The number of patients in hospital is also rising steadily, reaching 128, the data showed.

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Quebec announced a dramatic rise in the number of “recovered” COVID-19 cases Friday as the province introduced a new system for measuring them.

New Brunswick announced no new cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 29. There have been 200 cases in After the Avignon region in Quebec saw a rise in cases of the coronavirus , New Brunswick has decided As Canada ’ s larger provinces look to impose restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19

“We know that this wave will be more complicated, more complex, it will be worse than the first wave we faced earlier this year,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford told reporters in Toronto.

The Ontario Hospital Association called on the province to bring back restrictions in some regions on indoor dining and bars, places of worship, weddings, gyms and other non-essential businesses.

Overall, cases in Canada rose by 1,454 to 153,125 while six more deaths taking the total 9,268, according to data released on Sunday.

Canada garnered praise earlier this month, after it reported zero deaths for the first time since March, but health officials are now warning that some local authorities could be overwhelmed unless the wave of infections is curbed.

(Reporting By Allison Lampert in Montreal and Allison Martell and Mahad Arale in Toronto; editing by Grant McCool and David Gregorio)

Europe opts for a more tailored approach to address COVID's rebound .
With cases rising just as economies struggle to emerge from months of lockdown, many European leaders are keeping their 2nd wave coronavirus restrictions limited, for now."Although fatigue is measured in different ways, and levels vary per country, it is now estimated to have reached over 60% in some cases," WHO Europe director Dr Hans Kluge said, citing "aggregated survey data from countries across the region.

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