Coronavirus dwell updates: About-face resolution on masks to be made official


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  • Masks might be necessary on public transit as of July 13, Legault declares
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Masks might be necessary on public transit as of July 13, Legault declares

Masks might be necessary on public transit in Quebec as of July 13, Premier François Legault introduced Tuesday.

Legault mentioned the choice was taken after noticing extra folks on public transit because the province has regularly reopened in current weeks.

There might be a two-week transition interval, that means folks with out masks might be barred from taking public transit as of July 27.

Sporting a masks might be necessary for anybody over the age of 12 and “strongly really useful” for youthful youngsters. Kids youthful than two years outdated shouldn’t put on masks.

Legault mentioned he’s relying on public transit authorities to implement the rule. Individuals gained’t be fined however gained’t be allowed to board a bus or métro with no masks.

“I’m relying on folks’s respect and solidarity. The purpose is to guard different folks,” he mentioned. “We gained’t put a military or 1000’s of cops to implement it.”