Quebec enacted a night curfew on January 6 to restrict people's movement in the city. It was the first city in Canada to make stringent regulations.
In January 2021, Quebec was the first city to impose a curfew in Canada to curb the virus and control the hospitalization rate. Quebec's Premier, Francois Legault, said on January 6 that the province will be under a curfew beginning January 9 and that individuals would not be allowed to leave their homes up to February 8. The province was under a curfew from 8:00 p.m to 5:00 a.m. Quebec had a total of 217,999 cases and 8,488 deaths at the time of the decision.
Legault expressed, "We are obliged to provide a type of shock treatment so that people reduce their visits." He added that "When we say we are giving an electroshock it's really for four weeks, a period that should make a difference."
The Associated Press reported a fine was imposed between $1,000 Canadian (US$868) and $6,000 Canadian (US$4732) on breaking the rule. The time was changed from 9:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on February 8, 2021. Following that, the time was adjusted to reflect the circumstances.
The COVID-19 alert level for the entire province of Quebec has been reduced to green, the least restricted designation, as of July 23, 2021. To allow physical distance, the number of customers permitted at tourist places and restaurants is limited.
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