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Time to stock up on masks. Quebec to make them mandatory on public transit

Time to stock up on masks. Quebec to make them mandatory on public transitseksan Mongkhonkhamsao / Royalty-free / Getty Images

Earlier today, Quebec's director of public health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, said face coverings may soon be required to ride public transit and that an announcement would be coming soon.

"We have to learn to walk before running," Arruda said.

Several sources now say the Quebec government is expected to announce Tuesday that wearing a mask while taking public transit will soon be mandatory across the entire province.

The decision follows weeks of debate about making masks mandatory in certain public spaces where it is difficult to remain two-metres apart from others.

Until now, Quebec has only encouraged the wearing of face masks citing that enforcing such a rule would be problematic— but as we all know, the Quebec government is sometimes quick to reverse their decisions.

If this does indeed happen, Quebec will follow the City of Toronto which announced earlier this month that riders of its public transit must wear a face mask as of Thursday, July 2nd.



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