Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Montreal today

Jun 26 2020, 1:42 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 26, as of 5 pm ET:

Mask-wearing is Quebec’s least followed health guideline: survey

Of all the preventative measures Quebecers have been asked to abide, wearing a face mask is the one they’ve been following the least, according to a new survey.

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) presented the results of a Quebec survey which measured who’s been following the two-metre physical distancing, frequent hand-washing, and coughing etiquette (into your elbow) guidelines since the pandemic began.

The CMA found that hand-washing, staying apart, and coughing etiquettes have adoption rates of 70%, 95%, and 93%, respectively.

Less than half of Quebecers reported wearing a mask regularly (42%) since the start of the pandemic.

STM bus fares to gradually resume throughout Montreal: ARTM

You might want to start carrying around a few bucks in change because STM bus will gradually be reincorporating fares throughout its transit network.

The Regional Metropolitan Transit Authority (ARTM), announced that fares will be reinstated throughout the STM, STL (Laval), and Longueuil (RTL) in the “coming weeks.”

Old Montreal’s Clock Tower Beach to reopen next week

The Old Port is about to get a bit more relaxing and a little bit sandier.

Clock Tower Beach, Old Montreal’s urban little getaway, is opening for the summer as of Friday, July 3.

The beach, which is free to attend, will not have its usual lounge chairs and tables this summer as a preventative measure against you-know-what. Beachgoers are welcome to bring their own chairs but beach umbrellas will be prohibited (as usual).

NBA announces 16 players have tested positive for coronavirus

A total of 16 NBA players have tested positive for COVID-19, the league announced on Friday. The league conducted tests on 302 players on June 23 — two weeks before teams will begin reporting to Disney World in preparation for the restart of the season.

Names of the players who tested positive were not revealed.

“Any player who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until he satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician,” the NBA and NBPA said in a joint media release.

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.