COVID-19: First Quebec child diagnosed

COVID-19: First Quebec child diagnosed

COVID-19: First Quebec child diagnosed

It is not known if the new cases come from travellers or community transmission.

Legault said health authorities have received calls from taxi drivers, many of whom are concerned about ferrying people around from the airport who may have the virus.

The hospital said a number of exceptional measures have been put in place to limit the number of visitors. "For patients that are hospitalized, a maximum of two visitors may be permitted".

The Quebec government is also urging people - of all ages - to postpone trips until further notice as the number of cases continue to rise around the world. They said that while the student had been in Europe, they hadn't travelled to a high-risk area or country.

Quebec's public health ministry also said 91 people are now "under investigation" for the virus.

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The youngest was in his late 70s and the oldest in his 90s. "All 10 individuals were in the at-risk groups. So far 71,718 people have totally recovered.

Thursday, Quebec Premier François Legault asked that anyone returning from travels overseas self-isolate for 14 days and monitor themselves for symptoms such as fever, coughing and difficulty breathing.

Among the extraordinary measures Legault announced were bans on visiting seniors' residences and long-term care facilities.

Quebec now has seven confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 91 others currently under investigation, the government announced Tuesday.

Meanwhile, one day after announcing services would remain open to help parents grappling with school closures, Quebec City announced Saturday its public facilities like arenas and libraries would shut down as of Saturday evening.

This is a developing news story and will be updated accordingly.

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