At a news conference Thursday morning, Mayor Valerie Plante announced six new measures and $6 million in funding aimed at enticing Montrealers to visit shopping arteries and buy from local merchants when checking off their shopping lists.
Quebec's premier is repeating a refrain by the health minister in recent days as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to worry officials. "My message is clear and simple today. Please stay home."
Quebec health authorities reported 1,364 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, beating the province's single-day record for the second day in a row and bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic above 80,000.
After three consecutive days of recording more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 across the province, the Quebec government is set to announce tightened health measures for schools in the 'red zone' on its regional alert map.