Quebec premier announces lockdowns for Quebec City, Levis, Gatineau, warns COVID-19 could 'explode'

Quebec Premier François Legault on Wednesday announced lockdowns for Quebec City, Levis and Gatineau, saying the COVID-19 situation is "critical" with cases growing "almost exponentially." The lockdowns will take affect April 1 at 8 p.m. until April 12. Legault warned that with variants of concern, the pandemic "could explode in any region."