Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Montreal today

Jul 27 2020, 1:58 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 27, as of 5 pm ET:

Quebec reports over 140 new coronavirus cases, zero new deaths

The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19 death toll has remained at 5,667 after announcing zero new deaths since Sunday morning.

COVID-19 cases in the province increased by 145 in the past 24 hours.

According to Santé Quebec, there are now 58,728 cases in the province, 200 hospitalizations, and seven patients in the ICU.

Public transit users in Quebec not wearing masks can now be refused service

As of July 27, all public transit users in the province have to wear a face mask or covering.

Public transit agencies across Quebec can now refuse riders who aren’t wearing a face mask. The provincial-wide law is in effect for anyone over the age of 12.

On July 13, Quebec made face masks mandatory on public transit throughout the province and offered a two week grace period to allow riders to get accustomed to the new law.

Canada provides travel exemption to allow US students to cross border

US students studying in Canada will be allowed to cross the border, according to updated COVID-19 travel restrictions from the federal government.

The government’s coronavirus guidelines now list students from the United States as exempt to border restrictions if they have proof that they’re travelling for a non-optional or non-discretionary purpose.

Initially, only international students with a valid study permit or those who were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020 were exempt, but US students will no longer need to follow the same requirement.

Possible coronavirus exposure identified on Montreal flights

Passengers on five international flights that touched down in Montreal could have been exposed to COVID-19, according to the Canadian government.

Three domestic flights that departed from Montreal and one that landed at YUL could also have led to a virus exposure.

On the Government of Canada website, officials have updated a list that features which flights with confirmed coronavirus cases have arrived or departed from Montreal.

Coronavirus outbreak forces postponement of two MLB games tonight

It took just five days into the Major League Baseball season for COVID-19 to spread rapidly through one of its teams.

A coronavirus outbreak with the Miami Marlins, according to multiple reports, will result in the postponement of two games this evening, and likely more to come. A total of 11 players and two coaches have the virus, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

NHL reports no new coronavirus cases as players enter playoff bubble

On the day that the NHL began Phase 4, the final phase of its return-to-play plan, it delivered good news.

In the 4,256 COVID-19 tests administered to more than 800 players in the last week, none came back positive. This follows last week’s update, when just two players tested positive.

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