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Montreal nightclub La Voûte asks people to get tested for COVID-19 after 1 person tests positive

Encouraging social-distancing in Quebec’s bars
WATCH: Encouraging social distancing in Quebec’s bars

La Voûte nightclub in old Montreal is asking all those who attended the establishment on the night of July 4 to get tested for the coronavirus as soon as possible.

In a statement published to La Voûte’s Facebook page on Friday, the club says a person who went to the club on July 4 started experiencing symptoms the following day. That person then tested positive for COVID-19 on July 8.

The club says it abided by all health measures asked by public health, including making everyone wear a mask. The nightclub adds that the customer claims to have followed physical-distancing measures.

Read more: Quebec bans bars from selling alcohol after midnight to limit coronavirus outbreaks

“We ask our staff as well as all the customers present during this evening to kindly go to a clinic and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. In addition, we strongly suggest you quarantine until your results are obtained,” said the statement.

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On Thursday the nightclub announced it had decided to close its doors following the government’s announcement that all bars must close at 1 a.m. and stop selling alcohol to customers at midnight.

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