Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Montreal today

Jul 17 2020, 2:02 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 July 17, as of 5 pm ET:

Quebec reports one new coronavirus-related death and over 140 more cases

The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 56,467 after announcing one more death and 141 new known cases on Friday morning.

According to Santé Quebec, there are now 57,142 cases in the province, 260 hospitalizations, and 14 patients in the ICU.

Currently, a reported 668,020 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec, and over 30,000 cases have been resolved.

Possible coronavirus exposure identified on two more Montreal international flights

Passengers on eight flights that landed in Montreal could have been exposed to COVID-19 in recent weeks, according to the Canadian government.

On the Government of Canada website, officials have updated a list that features international and domestic flights with confirmed coronavirus cases to include aircraft that touched down in the city.

Montreal has three flights going to or landing from Toronto along with one bound for Ottawa and another for Vancouver.

Cineplex lays off more than 130 staff in Canada and US

Cineplex says workforce changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted more than 130 staff members across Canada and the US.

And, the termination of the Cineworld transaction also had a significant impact on the company — the deal was worth $2.8 billion.

“While we are confident our business will recover, in the short and medium-term we are focusing on a smaller number of projects and priorities supported by a sustainable financial model,” Cineplex spokesperson Sarah Van Lange told Daily Hive in a statement.

Majority of Canadians wearing masks in public: Study

When it comes to wearing masks in public, most Canadians are doing their part.

A recent study from the Angus Reid Institute found that a slim majority of Canadian respondents stated that they wear a mask either all the time, or most of the time when out in public.

Free rent offered as move-in incentive at these Montreal properties

While Montreal continues to be a moderately expensive city to live in, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more rental units becoming available in the market.

And with lack of jobs, along with short-term rentals going back into the market due to lack of tourism, Rentals.ca has highlighted some properties in and around Montreal offering move-in incentives like free month’s rent.

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