Coronavirus Canada Udaptes: Quebec introduces mandatory masks indoors as cases fall

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Premier François Legault announced on Monday that masks are now mandatory for everyone in indoor spaces throughout the provinces. Businesses that don’t enforce patrons to wear masks could face fines of $400-$6,000. Masks are also mandatory on public transit.

The regulations come as the province announces 100 new cases today, as well as three newly-reported deaths related to COVID-19. Quebec has seen a slight increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in recent days. The total number of cases in the province is now 56,621.

P.E.I. healthcare worker tests positive for COVID-19

A health care worker at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown is the latest person in the province to test positive for the virus. Another P.E.I. resident tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to eight.

Officials say the man in his 40s tested positive on Sunday night after being infected by a patient. The patient was a woman in her 80s who was taken to hospital by ambulance on July 4 and came into contact with the health care worker. The worker was tested after contacted tracing indicated he may have been exposed to the virus.

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