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Montreal Police received hundreds of calls about people breaking coronavirus rules

Montreal Police received hundreds of calls about people breaking coronavirus rules
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Despite Montreal being in the red zone and despite Quebec Premier Francois Legault urging people to stay home, it seems many Montrealers didn’t heed the advice.

According to a tweet posted by the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), 765 calls were made during the week of October 4, from neighbours and locals filing complaints about Montrealers breaking Quebec's public health’s COVID-19 guidelines.

The SPVM says police officers inspected 29 licensed establishments, 146 schools, and 355 other locations.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Dr. Horacio Arruda, Director of Quebec's public health organization, said that it could be a while before Quebecers have the same "freedom as in the summer."

Meanwhile, Health Minister Christian Dubé did say he was proud to see that most people were following the rules.

"I think we'll have a very pointed action if we see that people over the next few weeks are not following the rules — but I think we're seeing over the past few weeks that people are following the rules and I'm very satisfied," said Dubé.

Montreal is currently categorized as a ‘red zone’ under the government’s new COVID-19 alert system.

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