The Habs have made it into the NHL's limited pandemic playoffs, but the Bell Centre and even bars aren't open. 'People will find a way to bring TVs outside, because that's who we are,' says one bar owner.
Montreal may hit 25,000 COVID-19 cases by the end of the week -- with 24,611 cases reported as of Wednesday. That’s an increase of 223 cases from the day before. The city is also marking 2,624 deaths from the virus as of Wednesday, an increase of 40 from the day prior.
In a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers reported that nearly two-thirds of the COVID-19 patients they analyzed exhibited full or partial loss of taste and smell, and what’s more is that among them, these symptoms tended to show up independently of those more commonly associated to the virus.
In a seeming reversal of an earlier stance, Legault said this week that asylum seekers who are working in the health-care system could be eligible for a path to citizenship as immigrants instead of through the federal refugee system.
Like many Montreal businesses, the museum struggled with its April and May rents due to the forced closure of all non-essential businesses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But management knew there would be government support, and they wanted to work out a deal with the landlord.
Premier François Legault surprised many when he said some asylum seekers may be able to stay permanently if they’re working on the COVID-19 front lines. But it's an unusual proposal and the details are unclear.
The Mohawk community of Kanesatake has negotiated an agreement with provincial authorities over the reopening of Oka provincial park, with Grand Chief Serge Otsi Simon calling it a “bilateral show of good faith.”
Experts say defining the end of the COVID-19 pandemic will be a long and difficult process, one that will vary largely by country. But most agree we will remain in pandemic territory until there are only occasional traces of localized cases that are quickly contained.
The chances of contracting COVID-19 through the ventilation in your home appear extremely slim, but there is still enough uncertainty around the virus that some scientists recommend being as proactive as possible in minimizing potential risks.
Canada's chief public health officer is officially recommending Canadians wear non-medical face masks when maintaining a two-metre distance isn't possible. Dr. Theresa Tam told reporters that the language on masks has shifted from 'permissive' to a 'specific recommendation.'