Coronavirus, the only game in town

All daycares, schools, CEGEPs and universities in Quebec are to be closed for at least two weeks.

Nurses will be able to sign a “doctor’s note” excusing a person from work for two weeks. Normally they don’t do this, but an exception is being made. TVA reports that a CHUM doctor has the virus after a visit to Europe, and La Presse says a health worker in Laval also has it. Yves Boisvert talks about the military discipline needed in a unit dedicated to diagnosing the virus.

There will also be strict controls over visitors to nursing homes and long-term care centres.

Parliament is suspended till April 20.