Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Montreal today

Jun 10 2020, 1:49 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 June 10, as of 5 pm ET:

Quebec confirms 52 more coronavirus deaths as cases near 53,500

The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19-related death toll has reached 5,081, after announcing 52 more deaths since Tuesday afternoon.

There are a reported 156 new known cases of the coronavirus, according to the Santé Quebec website. That brings the confirmed total to 53,341 known cases with 914 hospitalizations, 117 of whom are in the ICU.

Currently, a reported 451,406 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec and over 15,000 cases have been resolved.

Montreal Botanical Garden is reopening to the public next week

Montreal is about to get a touch prettier as the Botanical Garden will reopen to the public on June 15.

Several health measures have been put in place to ensure that all of the garden’s spaces are in strict compliance with protocols established by public health.

Montreal Botanical Garden will be open until August 31 and hours will run from 9 am to 6 pm from Sunday to Thursday and from 9 am to 7 pm on Friday and Saturday.

Jagmeet Singh wants Trudeau to extend the emergency relief benefit

NDP leader, Jagmet Singh, is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to extend the Canadian Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) as some residents finish their payments in July.

On Wednesday, he said that the benefit must be extended for “people in need” and to remove the “heavy fines” and “jail penalties” for people who applied for the CERB and didn’t need it.

And, “instead use the tax system to recover the money and bring in help for all Canadians living with disabilities,” the NDP leader said.

Osheaga and ileSoniq officially postponed

Montrealers will have to endure this summer without two of its most iconic outdoor festivals.

After weeks of uncertainty, Evenko, the Quebec event management company, says “current circumstances” have caused the festivals to be “abandoned” in 2020.

“The team has no choice but to postpone its long-awaited 15th edition to next summer, July 30 and 31 and August 1, 2021,” speaking about Osheaga. The anticipated seventh edition of ÎleSoniq will be pushed to August 5, 6, and 7.

Airplane seat could provide a solution for physical distancing on flights

As the idea of travel becomes less daunting and more flights become available, many travellers are curious about what procedures will be put in place not just on the ground but also in the air to preserve their health and safety during the pandemic.

Safran Seats, an industry leader in creating aircraft passenger and crew seats, and Universal Movement, a subsidiary of London-based design company New Territory, have joined forces to develop a new twist on an already existing product called “Interface.” All in the name of easing the minds of economy passengers.

8 new coronavirus cases reported at Quebec IGA and Metros

Two of Quebec’s leading grocery retailers, IGA and Metro, have released lists detailing when and where employees and customers have tested positive for COVID-19. Since the last update, eight entries have been added to both stores.

Both store chains said that out of respect and for confidentiality reasons, it will never release any personal information about infected employees or clients.

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