The prime minister François Legault has confirmed, Tuesday, that the wearing of the mask will become mandatory for persons of 12 years and more in transit as of July 13, without for the moment that fines are awarded.
A transition period of two weeks following the entry into force of the new standard, after which the operators of transport services can deny access to offenders.
Quebec also has the collaboration of the citizens, rather than on a coercive approach to implement the obligation. “There will be no police”, said prime minister François Legault during his press conference. No contravention will not be awarded, but the situation could change depending on the evolution of the situation.
People who suffer from a particular medical condition preventing them from wearing a mask will be exempt from the measure.
The complacency observed in the last few weeks force the authorities to make the covers-face-mandatory in public transport, where distance physics is often impossible.
“When one wears a mask, one is not fearful, it’s just respectful,” insisted the prime minister.
For commercial or residential buildings, Quebec continues to “strongly recommended” the wearing of the mask, without the oblige. The situation may change, however, said François Legault.
18 additional deaths in Quebec
The COVID-19 still makes victims in Quebec; the authorities reported 18 new deaths, and 68 new cases.
The balance sheet reached 55 458 people infected and 5503 deceased patients.
More details to come…
– With the collaboration of Vincent Larin
The situation in Quebec as of June 30,
- 5503 death (+18)
- 55 458personnes infected (+ 68)
- 435 people to be hospitalized (- 20)
- 38 people are in intensive care (- 7)
Balance sheet of deaths in each region
- Bas-Saint-Laurent : 2
- Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean : 26
- Capitale-Nationale : 176
- Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec : 211
- Estrie : 26
- Montreal : 3376
- Outaouais : 33
- Abitibi-Témiscamingue : 4
- Côte-Nord : 0
- Nord-du-Québec : 0
- Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine : 9
- Chaudière-Appalaches : 8
- Laval : 663
- Lanaudière :208
- The laurentians : 189
- Montérégie : 572
- Nunavik : 0
- Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James : 0
Balance of cases in each region
- Bas-Saint-Laurent : 60
- Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean : 330
- Capitale-Nationale: 1845
- Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec : 2045
- Estrie : 960
- Montreal : 27 299
- Ottawa : 586
- Abitibi-Témiscamingue : 172
- North Shore : 119
- Nord-du-Québec : 8
- Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine : 189
- Chaudière-Appalaches : 521
- Laval : 5795
- Lanaudière : 4217
- The laurentians : 3434
- Montérégie : 7830
- Nunavik : 16
- Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James : 10
- Outside Quebec: 17
- Region to determine: 5
Total : 55 458
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