After a homeless man who tested positive for COVID-19 was allowed to wander the city while waiting for his results last weekend, Quebec’s Health Ministry vowed to rectify the problem. They promised clients of the Old Brewery Mission access to a hotel room so they could self-isolate while their tests are being processed.

But as of Thursday, the health-care network is “having trouble delivering on that pledge,” according to Matthew Pearce, executive director of the Old Brewery Mission. Greville called around the city and health network to try to secure a hotel room, but to no avail.