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Quebec lockdown: School closure details revealed; daycares to stay open

A second lockdown is Quebec’s worst kept secret.

UPDATED Wednesday, Jan. 6, 6 p.m.: After it was revealed in a La Presse report on Tuesday that the Quebec government would be announcing another lockdown and province-wide curfew in a Wednesday evening press conference, more details emerged about how elementary and high schools as well as daycares will be affected.

It was initially reported in La Presse that elementary schools would remain closed until Jan. 18, and high schools would only reopen on Jan. 25, but Premier François Legault announced today that elementary schools will reopen on Jan. 11 as planned, and high schools with return to in-person learning on Jan. 18. Non-essential retail will remain closed until Feb. 8. Both La Presse and Radio-Canada reported that daycares will remain open, which was confirmed in the press conference this evening.

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