COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Sunday –

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An abundance of love from a close-knit family may have played a role in the recovery of a 101-year-old Sept-lesman from COVID-19.

In early April, Clment Maltais began experiencing symptoms of the disease. Upon taking a home screening test, he tested positive.

Despite his age putting him at risk of serious complications, Maltais refused to head to a hospital. But with the support of his family, he managed to recover.

Quebecjunior Health Minister Lionel Carmantis in Laval today, as the city's designated COVID-19 treatment centre is at capacity.

The Cit-de-la-Sant Hospital was expected to send 50 patients to a temporary hospital set up at the Place Bell arena last week. But due to a staffing shortage, that has not yet happened.

Laval has 4,676confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Sunday afternoon and 455 people have died.

Spring has arrived in the Eastern Townships, and with it to the frustration of locals so have visitors from elsewhere.

Though typically accustomed to tourists, many Townshippers are growing concerned about a rising tourism tide, beginningthis long weekend and persisting through the summer months.

Even as the Quebec governmentclosed off access to other regions, the province did not set up roadblocks around the Eastern Townships.

In the Townships and other regions, public health is still asking Quebecers to limit themselves to essential travel only.

A student who attends a French-language school in western Quebec has tested positive for COVID-19, the school board says.

In a news release, the Commission scolaire des Draveurs said the student attends cole de l'Ore-des-Bois in Cantley, Que. A risk assessment has been conducted by the Outaouais public health authority and classes will continue.

Last week, a student at Lord Aylmer Elementary School in Gatineau, Que., was also sent home with symptoms of COVID-19.

Students outside the greater Montreal area are back in class, but those in Montreal, Laval and surrounding regionswill not return until September.

With places of worship closed, the faithful have come up with other ways to pray together.

In Montreal's Outremont borough, home to the city's Hasidic population, that has meant praying, and singing, from their balconies.

Withprevious tensions between the Hasidic community and some of their secular neighbours, COVID-19 had the potential to drive a divided neighbourhood further apart. But instead, something remarkable happened.

Listen to David Gutnick's radio documentary forThe Sunday Edition below.

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