Social spaces and businesses just became much more limited in Québec due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, Premier François Legault announced that all libraries, museums, theatres, and performing arts venues in Québec are being closed.

This includes the Cinémas Laurentiens in Grenville and all public libraries in Argenteuil and Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

All bars, dance clubs, ski resorts, gyms, indoor sports facilities, zoos, and aquariums are also closed.

This includes fitness centres in Lachute and local ski destinations like Mont Rigaud.

Buffet restaurants and sugar shacks that serve meals are closed, stopping an early spring tradition for many in Québec.

Restaurant owners have also been told to reduce their seating capacity by 50 per cent.

As of Sunday afternoon, there are now 35 cases of COVID-19 in Québec.

The Premier also recommended that all people aged 70 and over, stay at home.

There are no other restrictions on business operations in Québec at this time.

All schools in Québec are already closed for the next two weeks and indoor gatherings of more than 250 people are prohibited.

Legault said on Sunday afternoon that this week, everyone in Québec needs to work together to save lives and slow down the spread of the virus.