Virus stories, Thursday morning

People are worried about the general reopening in Montreal North, where the number of virus cases has been rising fast. There are also outbreaks in hospitals, sometimes in sections previously judged to be free of infection. Other medical procedures are getting sidelined in the panic.

Le Devoir looks hard at how poorer people are more at risk for complex reasons and editorialist Michel David examines whether people will maintain a right to distance themselves if jobs open again in places they judge unsafe – for example, high school teachers in Montreal North ordered to show up for work, even though there will be no students to teach.

La Presse says (in a piece not framed as an op-ed) that Quebec is not ready to reopen, based on WHO guidelines.