Coronavirus / COVID-19

Coronavirus live updates: Hospitalizations, ICU admissions on the rise in Quebec

Article content continued Read our full story. 11:55 a.m. No mask exemptions without a valid medical reason: Quebec College of Physicians Quebec’s College of Physicians is reminding its members that doctors’ notes allowing individuals not to wear face masks only be issued for valid medical reasons. Read our full story. 11:30 a.m. Updated charts: Quebec …

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Josh Freed: Montreal’s great COVID roads experiment

Article content Welcome to Covidtown Street Laboratories, a vast new Montreal experiment in how we use our city, after Hurricane COVID-19 ripped through town. With many Montrealers planning summer “staycations” in Kitchenland and Balconville, city hall says it wants to make Montreal a people-friendly summer “laboratory.” IT is  experimenting with everything from “sanitary walking corridors” …

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Allison Hanes: The Two Solitudes of COVID-19

Article content Three days after the Institut national de santé publique du Québecreleased dire projections for the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montreal, Premier François Legault sought on Monday to offer reassurance. But Legault’s words of comfort were not directed at alarmed Montrealers. No, his message was aimed at Quebecers in the regions who …

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Arthritis patients become collateral damage in war against COVID-19

Article content Some arthritis patients in Quebec are emerging as collateral damage of the province’s war on COVID-19. Quebec health officials decided last month — with some exceptions — to temporarily suspend sales of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Quebec cited the …

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