Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Montreal today

May 6 2020, 2:12 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 digest the news in one place.

Throughout the day, you can see all the headlines in real-time here.

Top coronavirus stories for May 6, as of 5 pm ET:

Quebec confirms 112 more coronavirus deaths as cases near 34,500

The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19-related death toll has reached 2,510 after announcing 112 more deaths since Tuesday afternoon.

As part of provincial daily briefings, Quebec Deputy Premier Genevieve Guilbault stood in for Premier François Legault to updated the province’s numbers. Quebec now has 34,327 known cases and 1,840 hospitalizations, 213 of whom are in ICU.

Currently, a reported 220,604 cases have turned up negative throughout the province.

Here’s a breakdown of Montreal’s known coronavirus cases per district

Public health has updated Montreal’s data in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montreal metropolitan area has the unenviable role of having the most cases throughout the province.

With 16,991 known cases of the virus as of May 5, Montreal accounts for 50.8% of Quebec’s total. Montreal also accounts for 62% of the province’s total coronavirus-related deaths.

Greece plans to reopen for travel and tourism by June

Greece is starting to gradually lift measures surrounding its countrywide lockdown, which began on March 24, when the government banned all unnecessary transport and movement of people around the country.

The Greek government has unveiled a two-month initiative to reopen the country in several stages, a post published on Visit Greece, the official website of Greek tourism, explains.

Nunavut’s first presumptive coronavirus case turns out to be false positive

Nunavut has declared that its first presumptive COVID-19 case has been deemed a false positive.

On April 30, the territory reported its first case of the virus in Pond Inlet, a remote community on Baffin Island. The patient isolated in their home and public health workers began contact traces.

In a statement released on Monday, Nunavut Minister of Health George Hickes said that further testing and investigation of the initial result “have not shown any other evidence of COVID-19 infection in Pond Inlet.”

Iceland begins to lift restriction measures after only six weeks of lockdown

Iceland is beginning to lift its lockdown measures after just six weeks.

In a press conference on Monday, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir, and Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir introduced a program to gradually lift the current restrictions implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hong Kong International Airport is testing full-body disinfectant machines (VIDEO)

The Airport Authority (AA) of Hong Kong is testing a new full-body disinfectant machine to protect passengers and airport staff from COVID-19 transmission.

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been experimenting with multiple sanitization technologies, including “disinfection channels, antimicrobial coating and autonomous cleaning robots,” to promote a higher level of cleanliness and hygiene while implementing preventative measures to hinder the spread of coronavirus.

Shanghai Disneyland will begin a phased reopening starting in May

Shanghai Disneyland will begin a phased reopening starting on May 11 following its temporary closure, which began on January 25.

“On May 11, the majority of Shanghai Disneyland’s attractions, rides, some shows and shopping and dining locations will resume operations, with controlled attendance,” an official press release explains.