The Correctional Service of Canada says it is suspending visits to federal prisons in Quebec to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.
The agency says temporary absences and work releases from institutions and community correctional centres in the province are also suspended.
Quebec has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, reporting 896 new cases on Sunday.
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CSC says health services in its Quebec facilities will continue and temporary absences will be allowed on medical and compassionate grounds.
It says it will assess the directives on a weekly basis, and for now the restrictions do not apply to facilities in other provinces.
The agency says there are no active cases of COVID-19 among inmates in its 43 institutions across Canada.