Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Montreal today

Jul 10 2020, 12:12 pm

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 10, as of 5 pm ET:

Quebec reports three new coronavirus deaths and 100 more cases

The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 5,612 after announcing three more deaths and 100 known cases since Thursday morning.

According to Santé Quebec, there are now 56,316 cases in the province, 317 hospitalizations, and 24 patients in the ICU.

Currently, a reported 613,521 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec and over 25,000 cases have been resolved.

One-third of Canada’s restaurant workers are still out of a job: report

After releasing a report earlier this week outlining why it might take 18 months for restaurants to recover from the effects of the pandemic, Restaurant Canada, the not-for-profit that represents the nation’s food industry, has brought forth some more staggering statistics.

According to the results of the latest Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada, at least 400,000 people previously employed in the Canadian foodservice sector are still out of work.

This number means half of the jobs the sector has lost since the start of the pandemic, as well as a third of the foodservice industry’s workforce, have still not recovered.

Passengers on flights to Montreal warned about potential coronavirus exposure

Passengers on seven flights that landed in Montreal could have been exposed to COVID-19 in recent weeks, according to the Canadian government.

On the Government of Canada website, officials have updated a list that features international and domestic flights with confirmed coronavirus cases.

On Thursday, Montreal had six flights with potential exposures and a seventh flight was added to the list on Friday morning.

NHL teams have been assigned to these four hotels in Toronto and Edmonton

NHL teams will descend upon the hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton on July 26, prior to the league restarting its season on August 1.

Players, coaches, and staff will stay in a figurative bubble once they arrive, where they will essentially be confined to their hotel when they’re not at the rink. That includes the Maple Leafs and Oilers, who despite being in their home city will be required to live in a hotel to limit the risk of the virus spreading through the league.

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