Quebec to be put on lockdown through holidays

A new poll suggests that the majority of Canadians support a full lockdown in their provinces. This as Quebec shuts down all non-essential businesses for two weeks starting Christmas day. Sharon Yonan-Renold has the story.

MONTREAL (CityNews) – Premier François Legault announced Tuesday that Quebec will be put on pause until Jan. 11.

As of Thursday, Dec. 17, working from home will become mandatory. All in-person school learning will also come to a stop with virtual learning taking place until the holidays.

All indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited, including in public spaces. However, the Premier added outdoor sports activities can go ahead with a maximum of eight people plus a coach.

WATCH: Premier François Legault to provide Quebec’s latest public health update. He will be join by Health Minister Christian Dubé, and Health Directeur Horacio Arruda.

Individuals living alone will be allowed to be a part of one family bubble.

As of Dec. 25, all non-essential businesses will be closed, including sections of large bulk stores that aren’t selling essential goods.

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