Quebec premier moves three cities into lockdown, closing some stores and schools


The Quebec government is moving three cities into lockdown effective Thursday following a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections.

Calling the situation alarming, Premier Francois Legault announced that schools and non-essential businesses will close and the curfew will be moved ahead to 8 p.m. in Quebec City, Levis and Gatineau.

The new restrictions do not affect the Montreal area.