Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he did not know if he would send his children back to school in the province most affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
According to Johns Hopkins University, Quebec has recorded more than half of the country's 60,000 COVID-19 cases and nearly 60 percent of the 3,700 deaths in Canada.
The provincial government announced the voluntary reopening of primary schools and kindergartens next week after weeks of closure, in a decision that the parents shared.
Trudeau's three children attend a closed French-speaking school in Ontario, Ontario.
But polled on Sunday by the radio station Canada, he said he was not sure he would be willing to have them return to class if they were enrolled in neighboring Quebec.
"It will be a very personal decision for all parents," he said.
The prime minister said he would make a decision to allow his children to go back to school "probably at the last minute" after taking class size and teacher attitudes into account.
Trudeau and his family were self-isolating at their official home in Rideau Cottage, Ottowa, Ontario, after his wife Sophie Gregoire was infected with the virus in March.