One Gym Has Just Been Linked To Over 400 Cases Of COVID-19 In Quebec

Staff and clients were unknowingly spreading COVID-19 to grocery stores and workplaces.
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Health Authorities have confirmed that a Quebec City gym has been linked to over 400 cases of COVID-19, after unknowing staff and clients carried the illness to grocery stores, homes and workplaces.

A spokesperson for the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale told The Canadian Press that as of Wednesday, April 7, as many as 195 clients and employees had tested positive for COVID-19.  

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Those people are believed to have unknowingly carried COVID-19 to around 36 workplaces, including restaurants, grocery stores, retail locations and offices. An additional 224 people then contracted COVID-19.

In total, 419 cases are thought to be linked to the Mega Fitness Gym in Quebec City, which was shut down by authorities last week.

On April 6, Premier François Legault announced a tightening of COVID-19 restrictions in some regions of the province, which included re-closing gyms.

Helena Hanson
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Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Canada's Trending Desk focused on major news. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.
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