Another day, another coronavirus update. COVID-19 cases in Canada continue to rise as the country officially reached 15,496 total cases. The hardest-hit province of them all continues to be Quebec.

Here's everything you need to know for April 6.

As of 7:10 p.m. ET on April 5, the government of Canada has officially confirmed 15,496 of those cases. That includes 280 deaths across the country.

Starting Monday, April 6, Ottawans will have a brand-new place to access COVID-19-related medical care. Located in Bells Corners, Ottawa’s COVID-19 Care Clinic is the first of its kind in the capital. It will be staffed by physicians and pediatricians, from both the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the local community, and will be able to assess up to 200 people every day.

A Quebec man is in a critical condition after attempting to enforce COVID-19 social distancing rules. On Saturday, a Walmart security guard was rammed with a vehicle at his workplace in Sherbrooke, after trying to implement physical distancing. A disgruntled customer reportedly hit him with their car.

A man in Lethbridge, Alberta was arrested for assaulting a peace officer. During the confrontation, the man, who's been potentially exposed to COVID-19 in Alberta, coughed into the officer's face. The cough was allegedly deliberate. 

COVID-19 in P.E.I. has caused officials to ban gatherings of more than five people and the RCMP will be cracking down on it. For anyone caught not complying, there are hefty fines and possibly even jail time.

Every province in Canada is doing what they can to be safe. For Nova Scotia, the call from Premier Stephen McNeil to "stay the blazes home" has become something of an unofficial rule among Nova Scotians, who began sharing the premier's original hashtag on Twitter.

Comments are now closed.
Account Settings
Notifications
Favourites
Share Feedback
Log Out

Register this device to receive push notifications