COVID-19 in Quebec: what you need to know on Monday

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  • Quebec has 51,354 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,661 people have died, an increase of 295 cases and 20 deaths since Sunday.
  • There are 1,022 people hospitalized (a decrease of 176), including 163 in intensive care (a decrease of eight). Here is a guide to the numbers.
  • Hairdressers, tattoo parlors and other personal care companies are reopening today in most parts of the province. They will be able to reopen on June 15 in the Montreal and Joliette region.
  • Shopping centers outside of Greater Montreal are also reopening today.
  • Here is a guide to what is now open and what is still closed.

As more businesses reopened and activities resumed on Monday, the province experienced its smallest increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 25, with only 295 cases reported in the past 24 hours.

The Premier of Quebec, François Legault, is in Montreal Monday afternoon to take stock of the spread of the virus in the province. He is accompanied by provincial health authorities and the Minister of Culture of Quebec, Nathalie Roy. You can watch live above.

Montreal still has the highest number of cases of all Canadian cities, with 25,545 confirmed cases and 2,927 deaths recorded to date.

Film and television production to resume on June 8

Audiovisual production in Quebec may resume on June 8, Roy announced on Monday.

The productions must respect the two-meter rule and the other guidelines provided by the Régie québécoise de la santé et de la sécurité au travail.

“We also hope that performances with a limited number of spectators will resume before St-Jean-Baptiste,” said Roy.

The province has also announced that it will invest an additional $ 250 million in the cultural sector to help artists recover after the COVID-19 crisis essentially halted their creative production.

The total new budget for culture in the province is $ 400 million, with grants and loans for cultural businesses that had to close during the pandemic, digital innovation for performing arts companies, projects artists and an emergency fund for artists.

Reopening of dentists and daycares

Several activities and businesses are opening today, including daycares in the greater Montreal area and dental offices across the province.

But as daycares reopen for the first time in months this morning, some Montreal educators fear that children will have trouble adjusting to their new environment.

Outside of Montreal, daycares will resume full capacity on June 22. They will be able to do so from July 13 in the Montreal and Joliette regions.

Kahnawake and Kanesatake reopen their activities

The Kahnawake and Kanesatake companies will be allowed to reopen today, with special regulations in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The Kanesatake Emergency Response Unit also announced that some of the checkpoints the community had set up in and around Kanesatake and Oka will fall today.

Checkpoints were set up to keep non-locals away from the community, while visitors feared a second wave of COVID-19 infections.

Businesses in Kahnawake have also received the green light to reopen today, with the exception of restaurants, bars, gymnasiums, beauty salons and massage parlors, which will remain closed until further notice.

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