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Quebec adds 114 new COVID-19 cases as Montreal health raises concerns about bars – National Post

Author of the article:Publishing date:Jul 12, 2020  •   •  1 minute readPeople wait to be tested for COVID-19 at a testing clinic in Montreal, Sunday, July 12, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. Graham Hughes / THE CANADIAN PRESSArticle contentQuebec reported 114 new COVID-19 infections Sunday as health officials…

Quebec adds 114 new COVID-19 cases as Montreal health raises concerns about bars – National Post

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Jul 12, 2020  •   •  1 minute read

People wait to be tested for COVID-19 at a testing clinic in Montreal, Sunday, July 12, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. Graham Hughes / THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Quebec reported 114 new COVID-19 infections Sunday as health officials in Montreal urged bar patrons and employees having frequented an establishment since July 1 to get tested.

With the new confirmed cases, the province has now had 56,521 cases of COVID-19.

The province also added seven further deaths linked to the virus for a total of 5,627.

Of those, three deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

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On Saturday, Montreal’s public health authority urged people and employees having frequented bars since Canada Day to get tested.

Authorities said there are investigations involving at least eight cases stemming from five Montreal bars, but feared that was but the tip of the iceberg.

Some Montreal bars took to their social media accounts to announce they’d had positive cases in their establishments.

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante also called on citizens falling into the public health warning to get tested.

“The nice summer weather may be upon us, but the virus is far from gone,” she wrote on Twitter, urging people respect distancing and face-covering rules.

Quebec is to introduce mandatory masks on public transit beginning Monday, with a two-week grace period before users will be denied service as of July 27.

Montreal has also indicated it intends to bring in mandatory masks for enclosed public spaces as of that date.

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