At this time’s coronavirus information: Face masks now obligatory in enclosed, public locations in Toronto


  • 5:45 a.m.: As of this morning, it’s now obligatory to put on face masks in Toronto

  • 5:23 a.m.: Seventy-two per cent of Canadians surveyed aren’t snug flying after airways relaxed restrictions

  • 5: 22 a.m.: Ontario set to introduce new laws to allow the extension of some pandemic emergency orders over the subsequent yr

The newest coronavirus information from Canada and around the globe Tuesday. This file might be up to date all through the day. Net hyperlinks to longer tales if obtainable.


Face masks now obligatory in indoor locations in Toronto

As of at the moment, it’s now obligatory to put on face masks in Toronto.

Toronto metropolis council voted to make masks mandatory in enclosed, public locations final week following suggestions from the medical officer of well being.


It would require “the individual or group who owns or is chargeable for the operation of a facility or enterprise to have a coverage to make sure masks or face coverings be worn by the general public within the enclosed public areas underneath their management,” topic to some exemptions.

Toronto’s bylaw is supposed to make masks obligatory in companies like grocery shops and won’t apply to kids underneath the age of two or individuals who can’t put on masks for medical causes.

Dr. Eileen de Villa, the town’s medical officer of well being, stated they’ve seen that making masks obligatory improves compliance, and that although there’s higher danger of COVID-19 transmission in enclosed areas, carrying masks helps to forestall virus unfold.


How Toronto’s COVID-19 masks push may take a lesson from safe-sex campaigns of the previous

As Toronto and different jurisdictions transfer to make masks obligatory, Jill McDevitt, a sexologist, has been watching the accompanying debate with a way of déjà vu.


The dialog round masks throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has felt like a fraught one because the pandemic started — muddied by combined messaging and early confusion about transmission.

Scrolling by way of Instagram not too long ago, she noticed submit after submit raging towards folks not carrying masks. She discovered herself shaking her head. Public shaming didn’t make folks practise safer intercourse, both, she stated.

Whereas condoms have turn into a pillar of public sexual well being over the course of years, public well being officers are struggling to promote the general public on masks.


Read the full story from the Star’s Alex Boyd and Douglas Quan here.

Learn extra on masks/face coverings right here:

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Everything you need to know about face masks

5:23 a.m.: A brand new ballot suggests turbulence forward for airways looking for public assist for his or her present COVID-19 plans.


Seventy-two per cent of Canadians surveyed by Leger and the Affiliation for Canadian Research say they’re not snug flying since a choice by some airways to loosen up their very own in-flight bodily distancing necessities.

As of July 1, Air Canada and WestJet each ended insurance policies blocking the sale of adjoining seats.

The measure was seen to align with a steerage doc for the aviation trade issued by Transport Canada in April to assist curb the unfold of COVID-19.


Amongst different issues, the division had prompt passengers must be extensively spaced when doable, although they didn’t make it obligatory.

Airways, nevertheless, are required to make passengers and aircrews put on masks.

5:22 a.m.: Ontario is ready to introduce new laws to allow the extension of some pandemic emergency orders over the subsequent yr.


Solicitor Normal Sylvia Jones says she is going to introduce the invoice on the provincial legislature at the moment.

The proposed legislation would enable the federal government to increase or amend some emergency orders a month at a time, with the legislation expiring a yr after it’s handed.

Beneath present laws, the province can solely concern emergency orders whereas the state of emergency is in place.


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Ontario’s state of emergency is ready to run out July 15 and Premier Doug Ford has stated he hoped to not prolong it once more.

If the invoice passes, the federal government may transfer components of the province again to earlier levels of the pandemic lockdown if required.


four a.m.: The newest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 circumstances in Canada as of four a.m. ET on July 7, 2020:

There are 105,935 confirmed circumstances in Canada.

-Quebec: 55,937 confirmed (together with 5,577 deaths, 25,378 resolved)


– Ontario: 35,948 confirmed (together with 2,689 deaths, 31,426 resolved)

-Alberta: eight,389 confirmed (together with 155 deaths, 7,627 resolved)

-British Columbia: 2,978 confirmed (together with 183 deaths, 2,629 resolved)


-Nova Scotia: 1,065 confirmed (together with 63 deaths, 998 resolved)

-Saskatchewan: 805 confirmed (together with 14 deaths, 732 resolved)

-Manitoba: 314 confirmed (together with 7 deaths, 304 resolved), 11 presumptive


-Newfoundland and Labrador: 261 confirmed (together with three deaths, 258 resolved)

-New Brunswick: 165 confirmed (together with 2 deaths, 162 resolved)

-Prince Edward Island: 32 confirmed (together with 27 resolved)


-Repatriated Canadians: 13 confirmed (together with 13 resolved)

-Yukon: 11 confirmed (together with 11 resolved)

-Northwest Territories: 5 confirmed (together with 5 resolved)


-Nunavut: No confirmed circumstances, 1 presumptive

Complete: 105,935 (12 presumptive, 105,923 confirmed together with eight,693 deaths, 69,570 resolved)