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Montreal police received nearly 600 calls about people breaking red zone restrictions

Montreal police received nearly 600 calls about people breaking red zone restrictions
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Once again, Montreal police are reporting they were swarmed with phone calls about people breaking COVID-19 restrictions.

On Monday, they reported that they had handed out more tickets during the past week for infractions of provincial health regulations than they had for any week since the city had been categorized as a “red zone” under the government’s new COVID-19 alert system.

According to the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), 589 calls were made during the week of November 2 to 8 from locals who were worried about Montrealers breaking COVID-19 guidelines.

Between Nov. 2 and 8, officers handed out 179 tickets and infraction reports, more than three times the number handed out a week earlier.

Since Oct. 4, Montreal police have received 2,981 calls about people breaking the provincial COVID-19 rules.

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