Every day in Canada, a lot of news regarding COVID-19 comes out nationally and locally.
And for now, we will be putting together Montreal and Canada’s top headlines daily to help you digest the news in one place.
Throughout the day, you can see all the headlines in real-time here.
Top coronavirus stories for July 7, as of 5 pm ET:
The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 5,590, after announcing 13 more deaths and 60 known cases since Monday.
According to Santé Quebec, there are now 55,997 cases in the province, 347 hospitalizations (down 30 from Monday), and 26 patients in the ICU.
Currently, a reported 594,519 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec and over 25,000 cases have been resolved.
The grace period to transition Côte Saint-Luc residents into wear face masks is now over.
At the beginning of June, Côte Saint-Luc became the first district in the province to make face masks mandatory inside indoor public places.
All stores, businesses, and municipal buildings will adhere to the new bylaw and as of today, and non-wearers could be fined or asked to leave the property.
Most Canadians are uncomfortable with flying now that airlines don’t have strict physical distancing measures.
According to a new survey completed by Leger, 72% of Canadians are uncomfortable flying under the conditions that some airlines have put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The survey specifically asked participants about the allowance of passengers sitting next to one another and airlines selling adjacent seats.
Health Canada has put out an advisory to warn Canadians about counterfeit respirators.
According to Health Canada, a company called Shanghai Lansheng Light Industrial Products was found selling counterfeit N95 respirators.
Shanghai Lansheng Light Industrial Products were selling these respirators under another company’s name – Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacture Co. Ltd.
Following the growing demand for delivery around the world, Uber has announced that users in Montreal and Toronto can now order groceries through its apps.
The new delivery option is in partnership with the Chilean company Cornershop, a grocery startup the ridesharing company purchased in 2019.
As of July 7, users in Montreal, Toronto, and Latin America can use both Uber and Uber Eats to get groceries delivered. The option will be extended later in July in the United States.
Food service businesses across the country continue to operate at a loss due to the pandemic, and many could take up to 18 months to return to profitability.
This is according to a new survey conducted by Restaurants Canada — a not-for-profit that represents the nation’s food industry — wherein food joints shared how many months they expect it will take for their business to recover.