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Coronavirus outbreak: Quebec delays reopening schools, daycares and stores in Montreal to May 25

Quebec Premier François Legault and provincial officials gave an update on Thursday about the province's new COVID-19 cases and the government's ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Legault said that elementary schools, daycares and retail stores in Montreal and the surrounding areas will open on May 25, one week later than previously announced, as conditions were not met.

The decision comes as Quebec, which remains the province hardest hit by the virus, is dealing with a shortage of health-care workers in Montreal.

The premier also announced the temporary increase in salaries for front line health-care workers in “hot zones.” The bonus applies to employees in long-term care homes, private residences for seniors and hospitals where there are COVID-19 cases.

Quebec reported 121 new deaths and 911 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing total to 2,631 deaths and 35,238 confirmed cases in the province.

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