Pandemic notes of the moment

La Presse talked to a selection of people whose work continues despite pandemic controls. Urbania describes how Dollarama was declared an essential service.

The city has closed its dog parks till further notice, and Quebec has closed bed & breakfasts and other tourist facilities. Hotels are still open.

Radio-Canada notes the first Cree COVID-19 patient, who’s isolated in a downtown hotel often used to house Cree people who come to Montreal for medical treatment. He hadn’t been home to the Cree territory in awhile.

Four men in the immigration detention centre in Laval are maintaining a hunger strike begun by 30 inmates some days ago. They want to be released, although there’s no specific news saying they’ve been exposed to COVID-19. (Nobody wants to be locked up, but if there’s no virus in that place, wouldn’t it be safer to stay inside for the moment?)