Quebec braces for province-wide COVID-19 curfew

Quebec braces for province-wide COVID-19 curfew
Quebec braces for province-wide COVID-19 curfew

According to Global News, the caseload for the province stands at 217,999 – and accounts for more than one-third of Canada’s COVID-19 infections. Since last March, the health crisis has claimed the lives of 8,488 Quebecers, with 2,641 new cases and 47 deaths added in the last 24 hours.

Even with a lockdown in place over the recent holidays, coronavirus cases continue to spiral out of control. The situation has required the province to consider even harsher restrictions. Some of those restrictions may include adding another week to remote-learning for school children, and shutting down non-essential activities in the manufacturing and construction sectors,

Quebec Public Health has made a recommendation that the province considers imposing a curfew, and if it is imposed, it would be Quebec’s first curfew since the start of the pandemic, reports CBC Canada.

“That is an extremely restrictive measure,” Benoit Barbeau, a virologist in the department of biological sciences at the University of Quebec in Montreal, told CBC Montreal’s Daybreak.

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