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The report comes amid heated dispute over whether schools ought to resume in the fall.The government should increase the variety of teachers and support staff in schools, and finance organizations that work to counter leaving, along with making sure extra-curricular activities, Labrie said.Masks will be compulsory in common areas, but not classrooms, for students from Grade 5 till the end of high school, in addition to for trainees at trade schools, CEGEPs and universities, and for personnel, Quebec Education Minister Jean-Fran├žois Roberge revealed Monday.Article content continued 11:15 a.m.Neck fleeces and bandanas make bad masks: U.S. research study A Duke University research study of 14 types of masks concludes bandanas work poorly and

neck fleeces actually make things worse.See the complete story here.11 a.m.WHO decries “large international gap”in funds There is a “vast international space”in between funds needed to battle the coronavirus pandemic and funds devoted, World Health Organization chief

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

stated on Monday

, and the WHO was only” 10 per cent of the method “there.” For the vaccines alone, over$100 billion will be needed,”Tedros said.See the complete story here.10:25 a.m.End of the American dream?In a scathing indictment in Wanderer publication, Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis checks out how the coronavirus pandemic has actually laid bare much of the failings of the United States, and why Canada and other social democracies are faring better in the face of the disease, and in general.See the full post here.10:05 a.m.Tourist traffic down at St-Joseph’s Oratory St-Joseph’s Oratory is expecting a drop in incomes this year due to a sharp decline in tourist traffic and worshippers. In normal times, almost 50 percent of visitors come from outdoors Quebec, and 35 percent from outdoors Canada.Mass celebrations that usually sit 1,500

individuals have actually needed to be reduced to

250 due to security precautions.See the full story here.10 a.m.Roberge to update Quebec’s back-to-school strategy today Quebec Education Minister Jean-Fran├žois Roberge and public health director Horacio Arruda will be in Montreal to present the province’s “upgraded”back-to-school strategy this afternoon.The province last updated its strategy in June. Moms and dads and teachers have lots of questions

, consisting of whether older students will be using masks, whether some kind of distance learning will be allowed for kids who deal with vulnerable relative at house

, or how” bubbles”will work.The Montreal Canadiens’unforeseen early playoff success has offered a little bit of additional patronage for Montreal bar owners, but it still isn’t adequate to save a deeply troubled industry.Montreal Gazette columnist Allison Hanes had a look of the coming academic year this summer, when she put her youngest child in daycare.She is here to inform you that things are not going to be easy.Teachers in some Quebec schools, particularly in isolated towns and settlements, have actually been using remote knowing techniques for practically 2 decades.Now, with the coronavirus pandemic, those early online teachers are helping to train their associates across the province to do the very same thing.