Coronavirus live updates: official decision to hide masks


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The number of hospitalizations is 435, down 20 from yesterday.

Of those hospitalized, 38 are in intensive care, seven fewer than yesterday. A total of 5,437 tests were performed.

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Quebec makes masks mandatory in public transportation

The Quebec government should make it mandatory to wear a mask on public transportation today.

Prime Minister François Legault and Director of Public Health Horacio Arruda will make the announcement at a press conference this morning.

The move follows weeks of debate over the need to make masks mandatory – especially in situations where the two-meter distance rule is difficult, such as on buses and the metro.


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