The woman, who is potentially contagious, was arrested at around 2 p.m. ET Friday while out for a stroll, by order of the regional public health authority. The woman co-operated with police and was transported to hospital, according to Radio-Canada. It is not yet clear if she will face charges.
The number COVID-19 cases in Canada surpassed 1,000 on Friday, and there are more than 242,000 across the globe. In Quebec, there are 139 confirmed cases and one death. That number is expected to rise in the coming days.