After teasing the announcement on Sunday, the government announced Monday that Montreal is officially going into red alert as of midnight between Wednesday and Thursday (12:00 a.m. Thursday).\nThe entire metro area (CMM) is included. The regions of Chaudière-Appalaches and the Capitale-Nationale, with the exception of Portneuf and Charlevoix, will also become red zones.\nThe news comes after a significant increase in new cases across the province. Quebec reported 750 new cases on Monday and 896 on Sunday.\nEditor's Choice: This Is What An $850,000 Condo In Montreal's Habitat 67 Looks Like (PHOTOS)\n\n\n“\n\n\nThis is a critical situation and we have to act right now in the interest of all Quebecers.\n\n\nPremier François Legault\n\n\n\nPremier François Legault outlined what red alert will entail.\nNo one, unless for an exceptional reason, such as care for a senior, will be allowed in each other's houses. In these exceptional cases, only one person will be allowed in a home.\nFor 28 days, restaurants, bars, and casinos will be closed to the public. Businesses can still offer delivery and takeout service. \nAll outdoor assemblies where a two-metre distance isn't possible will be banned.\n\nAt all protests, wearing a mask will be mandatory.\nIn red zones, all businesses such as hairdressers and hotels will remain open.\nThere are no plans to close schools.