The decision to allow public gatherings of up to 250 people comes with a relatively low risk of COVID-19 transmission compared to other riskier social activities, Quebec's public health director said Monday.
The anti-mask movement is not unique to Quebec, nor are masks the only source of conflict in the country when it comes to public health directives around the novel coronavirus. But the issue is one of several at the heart of a growing online movement of disinformation around the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.
A recent Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) survey found that Canadians (and particularly French-speaking Quebecers) are more comfortable sending their kids back to school next month than their American counterparts. Both approved of mandatory masks in schools.
The Pavillon Camille-Lefebvre long-term care home in southwest Montreal houses some of the patients most vulnerable to succumbing to a pandemic, including 18 who live on ventilators full time, but as COVID-19 swept through Montreal's nursing homes like a seemingly unstoppable force, the home achieved a rare feat: not a single positive case, much less any COVID-19 deaths.
As countries tentatively begin to relax lockdown restrictions in bids to revive their economies, many questions remain about the novel coronavirus and its effect on people. Here are 10 major questions about the virus that are still unanswered.