Concerned with the idea of seeing new outbreaks of COVID-19, cities and provinces are looking to strengthen their sanitary measures on Tuesday that it is imposing the wearing of the mask, or by attacking the interprovincial movement.
Ironically, the new measures entered into force on Tuesday, arrives as Canada observes a large decrease in the number of new cases of COVID-19 compared to the last few days. By mid-day, 172 new hiv infections and 15 deaths had been reported in the country, for a total of 106 107 cases and 8708 dead to this day.
The number of deaths has been higher in Quebec, the Belle Province has identified nine people who have lost their fight against the disease in the last 24 hours, as well as four others who died before 29 June. Sixty new cases were also added to the balance sheet of quebec.
This, however, are the outbreaks of COVID-19 among young people, particularly in the Montérégie region, which continued to hold the attention Tuesday. The national director of public health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, has also revealed that the government is studying a “very intense” the possibility of requiring the wearing of mask in enclosed public places throughout Quebec.
The day before, the City of Montreal has announced that it will require wearing a mask in indoor public places by the end of July.
Toronto and Ottawa will cover
The federal capital and the largest city in the country, they have not waited as long. Today, the citizens of Ottawa and Toronto must put on a cover face to go to do their shopping or to visit some indoor public places, either.
Other cities in the Greater Toronto area are required to follow in the coming days, as and to the extent that the municipal councils will meet to approve the regulations.
The entry into force of the obligation to wear a mask in Toronto and Ottawa comes at a time when Ontario has registered 112 new cases of COVID-19, or its smaller balance sheet since the 26th of June. Two deaths have also been reported in the province’s most populous country.
A “bubble” more airtight
Moreover, the calm is income in the Atlantic provinces where no cases were announced on Tuesday, after an outbreak in the course of the weekend at l’île-du-Prince-Édouard.
This outbreak, linked to a traveler who has spent time in Nova Scotia and sought to reach the island province, leads to a tightening of the rules of quarantine.
In effect, the prime minister of the province of Nova Scotia has indicated that any traveller from the outside of the Atlantic provinces will now indicate where he intends to spend his quarantine period and provide a contact number. Officials are going to call the passengers every day and, if they cannot be reached after three attempts, the police will be called, has detailed Stephen McNeil.
“We have worked so hard and sacrificed so much in this province to flatten the curve, so you end up with people who come here and think they are above all, who think that the rules don’t apply to them. Well, they apply”, has launched Mr. McNeil in a press conference.
The situation in Canada:
Québec: 55 997 cases (5590 death)
Ontario: 36 060 if (2691 death)
Alberta: 8389 case (155 deaths)
British Columbia: 2978 case (183 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 1065 cases (63 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 805 cases (14 deaths)
Manitoba: 325 cases (7 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 261 cases (3 deaths)
New Brunswick: 165 cases (2 deaths)
Île-du-Prince-Édouard: 32 cases
The North-West territories: 5 cases
Nunavut: 1 case
Canadian returnees: 13 case
Total: 106 107 if (8708 death)