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Mayor Valerie Plante teases the residents with summer COVID-19 plan
The weather of Montreal city is turning pleasant day by day, rendering the fascinating feeling of the arrival of summer. Mayor Valerie Plante teased the summer COVID-19 plan on Tuesday that will offer a wonderful and cheerful time in the city with all precautionary measures amidst pandemic. Planet gave a brief description of the plan under which they will worm with public spaces of the like parks to get ready for the day camps and other activities for the residents.
Planet recounted the Montrealers to maintain two-metre distance outside their homes and said that people could enjoy the summer in the park near to their houses. She also advised the citizens to make use of face coverings.
Montreal city is preparing for the reopening.
The city of Montreal will back into general positive in spite of being hardly struck by coronavirus disease. It is believed that the city will reopen after three weeks in order to stabilize the economy of Canada. Mayor Valérie Plante said that she is happy that the city has given priority to the economy. The city has to plan to get at right condition before reopening, she added.
The majority of coronavirus cases in Canada is from Quebec. Currently, there are 26,594 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Quebec with a nationwide total to 50,393. The city of Montreal has surpassed 10,000 cases of COVID-19 this week. Premier François Legualt is focusing on the elements required to be optimized before reopening of businesses.
Police launched an investigation after 31 deaths in Montreal nursing home.
A Montreal nursing home has been accused of leaving elderly patients without food and care when the caregivers fled after the reports of 31 deaths. The coronavirus outbreak is turning a deadly face towards the nursing homes and long term care residence of the country. Half of the fatalities in the country due to COVID-19 comes from these long-term care home.
The negligence of the Residence Herron, in the Montreal suburb of Dorval, has made the police to launch an investigation against these old-age care centres. The health officials have found elderly people in a miserable condition. These people are highly ignored by the authority and left to die.
Canadian forced army deployed to the Montreal city.
The Canada Armed Forces were deployed to the elderly care home in the Montreal city on Saturday, April 18. Lieutenant Commander Heather Galbraith of the Royal Canadian Navy described the people's reaction on the Canadian forced army marched towards Centre d' hébergement Yvon Brunet in Lasalle. It has been reported that Yvon Brunet has 105 cases of coronavirus, which comprises 65% of its total population.
The army entered Yvon Brunet after visiting Centre d' hébergement de Verdun on the same day. People were looked happy about getting help from the army forces at the time of the pandemic. Galbraith, a trained family doctor and one of the Canadian forces, said that they have training packages and they will give their best to support these residents.
Virgin Australia cancels all its flights other than Sydney-Melbourne.
Virgin Australia suspended all its flights from Friday, April 10 due to coronavirus outbreak. After the travel restrictions in the country, the airlines are cutting their services. Virgin Australia has reduced 90% of its aviation services and has only continued its Sydney-Melbourne flights. Virgin Australia planes will continue to operate across 17 routes from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
All the international airlines in the country have been suspended till mid-June. However, the restrictions on domestic flights have not yet declared in the country. The carrier said that they are suspending the services to support the border restrictions and social distancing rules in the country. The flights will operate from Sydney to Melbourne daily expect Saturday.
Repatriation of quarantined travellers in Sydney.
A joint-operation agency has been initiated in Sydney for the repatriation of quarantined travellers in Sydney. Thousands of travellers who returned to Australia were in mandatory quarantine at hotels in Sydney after the order issued by the NSW Public Health on March 29 2020. Around 1,300 people were sent to quarantine after arrival at Sydney International Airport after the completion of 14 days quarantine on Saturday, April 11.
All the people of New South Wales have to follow the rules issued under the Public Health Amendment Order 2020. The NSW police are making arrangements to transfer quarantined people home from the hotels. Travellers from another state will be sent home through flights or another mode of transportation.
Rugby Canada Match cancelled in Montreal due to pandemic.
Rugby International Match of Canada got cancelled against French Barbarians which was going to held on July 4 in Montreal. Rugby Canada announced this suspension and reported that France has called off its summer tour of North America. The match against the United States of July 11 has also been called off.
Denis Charvet, vice-president of the French Barbarian Rugby Club, stated that it was difficult to take this decision, but it was the need of the hour in the time of the pandemic. This match could be the first Rugby International match in Montreal city. Rugby Canada has supported the decision of France Barbarians for the cancellation of the match in Montreal.
Numbers of visitors of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts increased exponentially.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts was closed since March 14, 2020, due to coronavirus. The museum has brought up its arts and varied programs online, which is captivating the residents of Montreal city. It is offering various virtual programs and contents which are not only innovative but also educational. As per the reports shared by the officials of MMFA on April 9, the numbers of visitors to the website has grown exponentially in the city.
They have reported an increase in the number of Facebook followers by 96%. The mobile app of MMFA has seen a surge of downloads on the App Store by 230% and Google Play Store by 2,000%. The museum offers cultural offerings daily to its hundreds of followers on Instagram and Facebook.
Quebec Premier warns the citizens to follow the coronavirus restrictions.
The Quebec Premier Francois Legault warned the citizens to follow the restrictions and rules made to fight against the novel coronavirus on Thursday, April 2. He said a massive amount of fines would be imposed for the violation of the coronavirus rules. He has deployed police forces and municipalities to investigate whether the Quebecers are following the rules and regulations or not.
Large gatherings are strictly banned in the city. One needs to pay a fine of over $6,000 for breaking the laws. Three people died in Quebec due to coronavirus which made a total of 36 fatalities in the province. It has made the government impose strict rules in the city. There are around 5,518 confirmed cases for coronavirus, which is increasing exponentially, increasing the concern for the crisis.
Montreal police called to the house of Lionel Perez.
Lionel Perez, the leader of the official opposition at City Hall, held a small celebration at his house for the engagement of his daughter on Wednesday, April 1. The police were called to his residence amidst coronavirus pandemic for investigating the social distancing measures at that family gathering. The leader has confirmed that it was a small family festivity in which he was there with his wife, your children and a friend.
He said that he didn't invite any other friends and relatives. They were having a video call with his future son-in-law, who lives in New York. He added that he got greetings from his neighbours and the people who passed by his house. The police intervened the small family party as the government put a halt on large gatherings in the city to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19.