Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Montreal today

Jul 14 2020, 2:01 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 14, as of 5 pm ET:

Quebec reports five new coronavirus deaths and over 100 more cases

The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 5,633 after announcing five more deaths and 109 known cases since Monday morning.

According to Santé Quebec, there are now 56,730 cases in the province, 295 hospitalizations, and 21 patients in the ICU.

Currently, a reported 641,941 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec and over 30,000 cases have been resolved.

Canada/US border closure to remain in place until next month: report

After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hinted at the possibility during a news conference on Monday, it now appears that the US/Canada border closure – which was set to expire next week – will remain in place until late August.

“We recognized that the situation continues to be complex in the US in regards to COVID-19,” said Trudeau during Monday’s briefing. “Those discussions are ongoing with the United States right now, as we are a week from the next deadline for closures.”

Now, according to a CNN report, those discussions have resulted in an extension of the border closure until August 21.

Possible coronavirus exposures identified on several Montreal flights

Passengers on eight 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 to include aircraft that touched down in the city.

Montreal has four flights going to or landing from Toronto along with one bound for Ottawa and another for Vancouver.

La Ronde set to reopen to the public at the end of the month

Quebec’s biggest amusement park has strapped in for its reopening at the end of July.

In accordance with public health, La Ronde will begin operating at reduced capacity on July 25, 26, 31, and August 1 and 2 to its members and season pass holders before opening to the general public for the summer on August 3.

After the park’s initial reopening phase, La Ronde will gradually increase attendance capacity throughout the rest of August.

McDonald’s resumes dining room service across Quebec

Following the successful reintroduction of takeout at 30 Canadian test locations, McDonald’s is welcoming guests into dining rooms throughout Quebec using several added safeguards.

McDonald’s says it is adding to the franchise’s existing high standards of cleanliness, including enhanced safety and wellness measures to ensure “every part of McDonald’s experience is safe for our guests and employees.”

West Island pub warns of possible coronavirus exposure

McKibbin’s Irish Pub in Pointe-Claire is warning its clients of potential coronavirus exposure after one of its staff members tested positive for the virus.

While McKibbin’s says the “risk of exposure to clients is low,” the pub says it is implementing all of the government’s safety guidelines.

The Irish pub is encouraging anyone who has visited the West Island location to go get tested.

Members of US Congress asking Canada for border reopening plan

A total of 29 members of the United States Congress have written a letter asking for Canada and US Homeland Security to work together to develop a phased plan for reopening their shared border.

Soon after, reports surfaced that Canada will be extending the closure for another 30 days.

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