During the past week, Quebec's COVID-19 case count has seen an immense rise in numbers. The biggest increase recently was 462 new cases in 24 hours on September 19.

According to Radio-Canada, now, "All indications are that the Montreal, Quebec City (Capitale-Nationale) and Chaudière-Appalaches regions will go on a moderate orange alert in the next few hours." 

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This news follows the government's announcement on September 15 that eight regions in Quebec were under "yellow pre-alert."

As shown in the graph above, regions that move into the "orange alert" will have to reduce private gatherings to six people and public ones to a maximum of 50 attendees.

Regions on "orange alert" would potentially also have to close down indoor spaces such as bars, casinos, restaurant dining rooms, gyms, and spas again, although Radio-Canada's report says the government is not planning for such to happen.

Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé's official announcement about this matter is expected to be made at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 20.

Via Radio-Canada
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