UPDATE: Quebec Premier François Legault has announced that masks or face coverings will be required on the STM and AMT in Montreal and on public transit throughout the province as of July 13, for everyone over 12. There will be a two-week grace period when it comes to punitive measures — as of July 27, people without masks will not be allowed to board metros or buses. Legault added that children under the age of two should not wear a mask (so as not to impede breathing, presumably).
CBC/Radio-Canada reported on Monday that masks will soon be mandatory on public transit in Montreal and across Quebec.
In a press conference on Monday afternoon, Arruda hinted that masks or alternate face coverings may soon be required to ride buses and metros in the province, but stressed that covering your face does not replace physical distancing, which is still the most effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Montreal remains the epicentre of the COVID-19 virus in Quebec, where a second wave, or at the very least a series of small outbreaks, is expected sometime this summer.
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