Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Montreal today

Jun 25 2020, 2:11 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 25, as of 5 pm ET:

Quebec reports seven new coronavirus deaths, over 140 more confirmed cases

The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 5,448, after announcing seven more deaths.

There are a reported 142 new known cases of the coronavirus, according to the Santé Quebec website. That brings the confirmed total to 55,079 known cases, with 487 hospitalizations (down from 500 a day earlier), 50 of whom are in the ICU.

Currently, a reported 524,578 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec and over 25,000 cases have been resolved.

Quebec Health Ministry to stop publishing daily coronavirus data

Quebec’s Health Ministry will stop publishing its daily COVID-19 data, and will instead focus on a weekly report.

The Province’s daily updates have included known cases, deaths, hospitalizations, and ICU numbers. They’ve also broken down data by area, borough, age, sex, and outbreaks in long-term care homes.

Starting on July 2, the ministry said it will publish and share its data in one single report every Thursday.

Bars, hotels, casinos, amusement parks can all reopen throughout Quebec

Bars, hotels, spars, amusement parks, casinos, and water parks throughout Quebec can now reopen.

Effectively immediately, Quebec’s Director of Public Health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, made the announcement on Thursday from Montreal alongside the City’s Public Health Director, Mylene Drouin.

Trudeau announces further support for post-secondary students

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced further assistance for post-secondary students, including the launch of the “I Want to Help” Platform.

According to Trudeau, students who volunteer this summer in the fight against COVID-19 will be eligible for $1,000 to $5,000 through the Canada Student Service Grant, which was previously announced in April.

It will allow students and recent graduates to gain work experience while contributing to their communities.

Here’s what Cineplex theatres are going to look like when they reopen

As 2020 continues to play out like a sci-fi/horror movie, Cineplex has updated its website to give moviegoers a glimpse into what theatres will look like when they reopen.

Cineplex Inc., headquartered out of Toronto, operates in 165 theatres across Canada, some of which are opening as early as next week.

“We’ve made comprehensive changes to ensure our guests and team stay safe,” reads the theatre chain’s website. From cleaning and sanitizing, to face masks, physical distancing, and payment options, the theatre has undergone a giant overhaul to ensure safety in one of the entertainment industry’s biggest sectors.