Quebec Premier François Legault has announced there are 219 confirmed cases. 24 people hospitalized and 13 of them are intensive care. 2,000 people are awaiting test results, and 9,700 individuals have tested negative.
Legault said in order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Quebec is extending the province's closure of schools and daycare services until May 1 and is ordering the closure of all shopping centers, hair and beauty salons as well as restaurant dining rooms, he does recommend that delivery is the best option. He also stated Hydro Quebec announced they will be waiving late-payment fees for customers, due to the financial strain to COVID-19.
Grocery stores, pharmacies and the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) will remain open.
As of March 30, the Ministry of Education will put on line a site which will offer activities for young people according to their age. These activities will be optional. It will be to help parents. Parents will also receive by email or by mail a list of optional work that can be done by students at home.
To contain the virus, Quebecers are being urged to stay home as much as possible. Aside from closing schools, the province has banned large indoor gatherings and shut down non-essential services.