Bathhouses and other saunas in Montreal were recently given the green light to reopen in Quebec amid Covid19. And already they have had their first death, thought it was probably not due to the Coronavirus.
A 911 call was received at around 1:10 AM from the GI Joe Sauna as a man had reportedly fallen unconscious. When police arrived they found a man, in his 40s, unresponsive, who was later pronounced dead at the police are treating the death as “suspicious”
Even before this customer’s passing, several members of the gay community expressed their discomfort of the gay baths even reopening. GI Joe sauna reacted the controversy of reopening
“When the saunas were closed, people still fucked in the parks, the alleys, the cycle tracks, and everywhere where they could but without any hygiene protection, condoms, lubricant and Purell without any cleanliness, “wrote management, who talks about his establishment as a safer place to have sex.