Québec Imposes Province Wide Curfew

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COVID-19 Update

QUEBEC – The province of Québec is going under a province wide curfew.

As of January 9, 2021, Québecers will be living under a curfew while the province struggles to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Premier Francois Legault announced several new lockdown measures on Wednesday afternoon.

Among the measures is a curfew that will require Quebecers to be in their homes by 8 pm to 5 am daily or risk a fine of up to $6,000.

The new rules include restrictions on all citizens. In terms of the curfew, the Premier said that “There will be no excuses for violating curfew”.

Legault said Québec’s grocery stores and depanneurs will now be closed at 7:30 pm daily. This to allow workers and shoppers enough time to get home.

Restaurant dining rooms will remain closed.

Pharmacies and gas stations will be permitted to remain open during curfew hours.

The new measures will remain in effect until February 8, 2021.

The COVID-19 Numbers

The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Québec show 2,641 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 217,999, of which 184,904 have now recovered. The data also report 47 new deaths, for a total of 8,488. Among these 47 deaths, 13 have occurred in the last 24 hours, 28 have occurred between December 30 and January 4, 5 have occurred before December 30 and 1 has occurred at an unknown date. The number of hospitalizations increased by 76 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 1,393. Among these, the number of people in intensive care increased by 8, for a total of 202. The samples conducted on January 4 amount to 31,470 for a total of 5,043,270. Finally, 6,221 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday, for a total of 38,984.

Summary Data Evolution Table1

Date

Confirmed
cases

Deaths2

Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations
in intensive
care

Tests
performed

Doses
of
vaccine

December 30

2 819

48

1 175 (-36)

165 (+13)

37 647

3 942

December 31

2 808

34

1 117 (-58)

167 (+2)

28 237

342

January 1

1 986

28

1 075 (-42)

166 (-1)

21 711

798

January 2

2 869

39

1 225 (+150)

179 (+13)

21 238

1 711

January 3

2 546

38

1 294 (+69)

188 (+9)

20,716

January 4

2,508

39

1,317 (+23)

194 (+6)

31,470

2,529

January 5

2,641

13

1,393 (+76)

202 (+8)

ND

6,221