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Montreal declares state of health emergency as number of COVID-19 rise

Montreal declares state of health emergency as number of COVID-19 rise
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Montreal declared a local state of emergency as of 4 p.m. today at the request of Quebec public health officials as the number of cases of COVID-19 keep jumping. Plante said the decision was made at the request of Quebec’s public health director Dr. Horacio Arruda.

Plante, said the decision to declare the emergency is "an important step" in the city's fight against COVID-19 and to reduce the risk of outbreaks among the city’s homeless.

The State of emergency starts from 30 days—but that can increase to 90 days. 

Montreal will open a 5 day centre for all the homeless in Cabot Square downtown Montreal.

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