Posted May 25, 2020 12:23 pm
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Quebec Premier Francois Legault, centre, speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at the legislature in Quebec City. .
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Quebec Premier François Legault is expected to provide an update on the province’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic from hard-hit Montreal on Monday.
The briefing comes as some retail stores in the region gradually reopen with physical-distancing measures in place after more than two months of lockdown.
The province has also eased other restrictions aimed at containing COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. As of Friday, outdoor gatherings of 10 people maximum are permitted.
Quebec, the province hardest hit by the virus, has 47,411 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday. The respiratory illness has killed 3,984 people since the pandemic began.
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