COVID-19: Ontario education minister wants proms rescheduled, Quebec schools resume

A student has her hands sanitized in the schoolyard, as schools outside the greater Montreal region begin to reopen their doors amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada May 11, 2020. 
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Date of Publication: May 11, 2020

Source: Ottawa Citizen

Overall rates of new COVID-19 infections continue to remain low with 308 new confirmed cases on Monday (Sunday 294, Saturday 346). Across the province, there have been 1,669 deaths with 1,027 current hospitalizations, 194 of which are in ICU with 147 on ventilators. Long-term care home residents continue to be the hardest hit population in the province, with an additional six outbreaks reported today. The Ontario Education Minister, Stephen Lecce, said today that the provinces’ school boards are advised to reschedule graduations and proms till the summer or fall. Nationally, the government has offered an additional emergency financing program to help the largest companies in the nation to avoid bankruptcy, as well as expanding the Business Credit Availability Program to help medium-sized businesses. Lastly, Quebec is reopening elementary schools with eastern Canada gradually reopening services as well.

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Summary by: Mark Youssef