Quebec launches investigations into COVID-19 death of Montreal inmate

Day camps to reopen June 22

Later Wednesday afternoon, Quebec announced its plan to gradually reopen hair salons and other personal grooming services in Quebec as of June 1, but only outside the areas of Montreal and Joliette, both of which have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

That means smaller groups of children and frequent handwashing. "I encourage teenagers and young adults to become monitors...it's a great experience".

Legault said the latest statistics regarding COVID-19 are on a downward trend and encouraging, in order to prevent a spike in infections the premier recommended wearing a mask when out in public, especially on public transit.

Legault said the province hopes to announce the opening of public pools, while the Municipal Affairs Department said sleep-away summer camps - which the public health director described as conduits for transmission - would be put off until the summer of 2021.

On Saturday, Quebec reported 75 new deaths for a total of 3,940 fatalities since the health crisis began.

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Quebec Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault, sitting in for Premier François Legault at the government's daily COVID-19 briefing, made the announcement and stressed that we were not at the stage where parties and indoor gatherings could start up again.

There are 1,504 hospitalizations due to COVID-19, down 41 from the day before.

Legault said the situation is improving and masks will be important given retail businesses with a dedicated entrance will reopen in Montreal, Laval and the surrounding suburbs on Monday.

The province had previously managed more than 13,000 tests twice earlier this month.

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