At the Government of Quebec's daily public briefing on the situation of coronavirus in the province, Geneviève Guilbault, Quebec's Minister of Public Security, spoke in Premier François Legault's place, who had taken a well-deserved day off on March 28. At this moment, there are 2,498 of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec. There have now been 22 deaths in the province due to the coronavirus.\n"So, today, we are announcing a public health directive that will allow us to control travel in certain remote regions of Quebec, the objective being to better protect the people who live in these regions, which are considered more vulnerable," said Guilbault.\nThus, the Government of Quebec has now announced an order for the Lower St. Lawrence, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, North Shore, Northern Quebec, Nunavik, and James Bay Cree Lands to control travel, which will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday.\nThere will be police at each entry and exit point of these regions, ensuring that only essential travel will be allowed in and out of them. Otherwise, people will be asked to turn around.\nOn this note, Guilbault stated that all Quebecers are asked to stay in the region they currently find themselves in.\nA live video of the press conference on March 28 is available in the link below.\nConférence de presse sur la COVID-19 - 28 mars 2020On doit plus que jamais continuer nos efforts pour freiner la propagation du virus.\n\nLa situation est plus difficile à Montréal et en Estrie en ce moment, mais malheureusement, aucune région n’est à l’abri. Tous les Québécois doivent éviter les déplacements non essentiels entre les régions.\n\nOn sait que c’est difficile, mais il faut rester unis et ne rien lâcher. Ensemble, on va passer au travers! \n\nSuivez-le point de presse de la vice-première ministre, Geneviève Guilbault en direct ici 👇Posted by François Legault on Saturday, March 28, 2020\nLegault has previously announced that Montreal and Estrie are now considered "hotspots" for the virus, and that no one should leave or go to and from them, unless absolutely necessary.\nGuilbault discussed the state of Montreal during the press conference of March 28, which she reassured us is under control.\nThere are now 1,219 cases of COVID-19 in the region of Montreal. For more information about the number of cases in each Quebec region, you can visit the government's official website.\nIn Legault's Facebook post sharing the link to the live press conference, he included some comforting words. "We know it's hard, but we have to stick together and not let go. Together, we're gonna get through this!"\nBelow is Santé Québec's update of the coronavirus cases in Quebec.\n#COVID19 - Au Québec, en date du 28 mars 2020 à 13h, la situation est la suivante :2 498 cas confirmés22 décès6 757 personnes sous investigation43 589 analyses négatives (cas infirmés)Pour connaître le détail par régions : https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) March 28, 2020\nTo confirm, there are now 2,496 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec, 22 deaths due to the virus, 6,757 people under investigation, and 43,589 people who have tested negative for having the coronavirus.\nThis cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.