Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Montreal today

Jun 23 2020, 1:54 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 23, as of 5 pm ET:

Quebec reports seven new coronavirus deaths, 49 more confirmed cases

The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 5,424 after announcing seven more deaths.

On Monday, the province reported zero new coronavirus-related deaths for the first time in over three months.

There are a reported 49 new known cases of the coronavirus, according to the Santé Quebec website. That brings the confirmed total to 54,884 known cases with 515 hospitalizations, 52 of whom are in the ICU.

Currently, a reported 515,749 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec and over 25,000 cases have been resolved.

Quebec YMCA centres and gyms plan to reopen in early August

Certain gyms throughout the province were given the green light to open as of June 21, but it seems like YMCA gym-goers will have to wait a tad longer.

YMCA Quebec announced that its centres and conditioning facilities will follow a plan to “progressively” start to reopen at the beginning of August.

Three of the YMCA’s eleven locations in Quebec will reopen first, starting with the Cartierville, Du Parc, and Westmount YMCAs spots.

Delta to be the first US airline to resume flights to China

US carrier Delta Air Lines will be the first airline out of the country to conduct commercial flights to China since the provisional service suspension back in February in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The airline will resume flights between Seattle and Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport via Seoul, South Korea’s Incheon International Airport beginning Thursday, June 25. Then, from July onward, it will conduct flights once a week from Seattle and Detroit, also through Incheon.

Tickets are available for booking and purchase through all of the regular channels, including the Delta website, Fly Delta app, and travel agencies, both on and offline.

Just 6 cities remain in the NHL’s hub city race with Pittsburgh and Dallas out

And then there were six.

As the NHL gets closer to picking two hub cities for the resumption of play, their shortlist is getting shorter.

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today that they were informed by the NHL on Monday night that they would not be a hub city.

Health Canada issues recall for several hand sanitizers

Health Canada has recalled three additional hand sanitizer brands that contain industrial-grade ethanol which has not been authorized to use in sanitizers in Canada.

The industrial-grade ethanol in the products contains impurities that are not found in the type of ethanol that’s usually used in hand sanitizers, Health Canada said in an advisory posted Saturday.

“Frequent use of these products may result in dry skin, causing irritation or cracking,” says the recall warning. “Since industrial-grade ethanol has not been approved for use in hand sanitizers in Canada, the Department has not reviewed it for safety or efficacy.”