The city of Montreal is renewing its call for vigilance as it moves into the orange zone on the province's new regional alert system -- and is clarifying a few details as to what this level means for Montrealers.
The province is at the start of the second wave of COVID-19, said Dr. Horacio Arruda in a news conference Monday afternoon. He issued caution, telling people it is 'very important' to cooperate with public health guidelines.
A handful of protesters stood outside a Montreal subway station on Saturday, chanting "Liberty!" and waving Quebec flags in one of a number of demonstrations taking part around the province to protest mandatory mask wearing and call for an end to the government state of emergency aimed at fighting the pandemic.
Quebec public health authorities announced Sunday that 67,542 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in the province and 5,802 people have died due to the disease since the start of the pandemic.
Montreal is moving up one level, to orange, in Quebec's COVID-19 alert system, the provincial health minister announced. Chaudiere-Appalaches and part of Quebec City are also now orange. A host of new restrictions is following.
No matter what year it is, fall tends to bring a slew of coughing and sneezing, but if you're feeling under the weather in 2020, it's important to know the difference between the symptoms of a cold, influenza, seasonal allergies, or the novel coronavirus.
The novel coronavirus can live on different surfaces, sometimes for several hours, after an infected person coughs or sneezes on them. CTVNews.ca takes a look at some of these surfaces and common areas, and how long the virus can live on them.