In order to slow the spread of the Coronavirus after four new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Quebec today, premier Francois Legault is asking anyone returning to the province from any part of the world to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Legault is also asking that any events larger than 250 people be cancelled.
This will affect a number of Quebec athletes who are competing at international events this weekend.
A number of national team members from Quebec will be racing in Australia this weekend – Olympian Amelie Kretz, Alexis Lepage and Emy Legault are all on the start list for this weekend’s ITU Triathlon World Cup in Mooloolaba, Australia.
There are a number of Quebec athletes competing in both the PATCO Sprint Triathlon Panamerican Cup (click here to see the full start list) and the PATCO Triathlon Junior North American Championships in Sarasota, Florida this weekend, too. Quebec’s Alexandrine Coursol will be wearing race number one in the junior women’s race, while Triathlon Magazine Canada’s junior triathlete of the year, Noemie Beauleau, is also set to compete in that event. You can see the full junior women’s start list here. There are a number of men from Quebec in the junior men’s field, too, led by fourth-ranked Leo Roy. Click here to see the full junior men’s start list.