Quebec will reintroduce curfews as Omicron cases rise, the report said

Officials are thought to be considering a curfew from New Year’s Eve. The announcement is expected on Thursday afternoon.

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Faced with an exponentially growing number of cases of COVID-19 and a health system ready to crack, Quebec Premier François Legault is expected to announce the reintroduction of a provincial curfew, La Presse reported on Thursday.

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The curfew will take effect Friday – New Year’s Eve – and last for three weeks, according to anonymous sources quoted by La Presse.

A curfew was introduced by the Legault government in early 2021. The premiere was hesitant to revive it, but Health Minister Christian Dubé, the prime minister’s chief of staff and health officials are said to be in favor of the move.

Although no fixed schedule for the curfew was set on Wednesday, officials are considering a shutdown from 6 p.m. 21:00 to

The report says the province is considering closing restaurants because outbreaks occur among staff rather than at customers. A further reduction in the number of people participating in a social gathering, which has already been reduced to six per. December 26, is also being considered.

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