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Quebec Closes Schools and Bars With Covid-19 Hospital Cases Up 76% in Two Weeks

  • Province makes work from home mandatory, cuts restaurant hours
  • Jump in cases is ‘unbelievable,’ health minister Dube says
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Quebec is closing schools, gyms and bars and making work-from-home arrangements mandatory to stem a wave of coronavirus infections that has reached record levels. 

The province recorded 4,571 new infections in 24 hours, far above the levels of last winter, when the provincial government imposed a curfew and closed all restaurants. Nearly 400 people are in the hospital with Covid-19, an increase of 76% in two weeks.