Coronavirus updates, June 16: Quebec details falling out of school; Legault vows to boost testing

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9:25 a.m.

Most Quebecers Want Masks To Be Mandatory, Survey Finds

Quebecers are among the most likely to want masks to be mandatory in confined spaces such as grocery stores, shopping centers, public transport.

Canadian public health officials are asking people to cover their faces in such circumstances, but have so far resisted calls to make the measure mandatory.

Sixty percent of those polled in Quebec by the survey firm Léger said that Canadians should be forced to cover their faces in stores, malls and public transit vehicles.

This is one of the highest rates of mandatory mask support, according to the results of the survey conducted for the Association for Canadian Studies between June 12 and June 14.

However, Quebecers are not following their own advice when taking public transportation.

The survey found that only 15 percent of respondents in the province say they wear masks on buses and the subway.

Just under a quarter said they cover their faces at work.

A slight majority of Quebecers said they wear masks when shopping at the grocery store or pharmacy.

Slight investigation: “Should the wearing of a protective mask make it compulsory for all Canadians when they are in public and in confined spaces such as grocery stores, shopping malls, public transportation?”
Slight survey: “do you think of wearing a mask to do the following things?”

9 a.m.

Here’s where you can take the test today in Montreal

Montrealers can be tested for free at screening clinics across the island.

They are for people who 1) have symptoms or 2) have no symptoms but have been in close contact with someone who has received a good COVID-19 test result.

Today, eight screening centers are available across the Island of Montreal.

Some clinics require an appointment.


8:45 a.m.

Canada approaches 100,000 cases

As of 4 a.m., there were 99,147 COVID-19 cases and 8,175 deaths in Canada. A total of 61,042 people recovered.

  • Quebec: 54,054 (5,242 deaths, 22,213 resolved)
  • Ontario: 32,370 (2,527 deaths, 27,213 resolved)
  • Alberta: 7.453 (151 deaths, 6.862 resolved)
  • British Columbia: 2,745 (168 deaths, 2.395 resolved)
  • Nova Scotia: 1.061 (62 deaths, 996 resolved)
  • Saskatchewan: 683 (13 deaths, 629 resolved)
  • Manitoba: 293 (7 deaths, 292 resolved)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 261 (3 deaths, 257 resolved)
  • New Brunswick: 160 (2 deaths, 129 resolved)
  • Prince Edward: 27 (27 resolved)
  • Repatriation of Canadians: 13 (13 resolved)
  • Yukon: 11 (11 resolved)
  • Northwest Territories: 5 (5 resolved)
  • Nunavut: No confirmed cases

8:30 a.m.

What is open and closed in Montreal

We are constantly updating our list of what is open and closed in Montreal.


8:30 a.m.

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