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Quebec reinstates province-wide nightly curfew

Quebec reinstates province-wide nightly curfew
/ Emile Nadeau

On Thursday morning, Quebec reported 14,188 new COVID-19 cases and an additional nine deaths. It was the highest single-day increase ever reported in the province, rocketing from 13,149 on Wednesday and forcing Premier François Legault to hold a press conference this afternoon to announce more restrictions.

During the press conference, Legault announced that a curfew and a ban on all private gatherings will be implemented across the province. All Quebec places of worship will be asked to close and retail stores will be closed on Sundays for the next three weekends. Restaurant dining rooms will also be asked to close and will only be allowed to function as takeout only.

The curfew will begin Friday (New Year’s Eve) and will be in effect nightly from 10 pm to 5 am. According to Legault, the curfew should last three weeks until further notice.

Legault also made it clear that people who do not follow the rules can face fines of up to $1,000.

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