On Wednesday, January 6, Premier François Legault announced that a new Quebec curfew will be imposed to fight the spread of COVID-19 and ensure public health measures are being followed. 

Legault said that the new curfew will begin on Saturday, January 9, and will stretch from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily until February 8. 

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So, after 8 p.m. we won't be allowed to go out in the streets except for work.

François Legault

For anyone who breaks curfew, they'll be looking at a fine from $1,000 to $6,000.

The premier continued to list health measures that will remain in place until February 8. 

For example, grocery stores will be closing at 7:30 p.m., non-essential services will remain closed, and working from home will be mandatory whenever possible. 

Curbside pickup can still be offered from restaurants and non-essential businesses. 

He continued to say that elementary schools will open as planned on January 11, though masks will be required for kids in grades five and six. 

High schools will remain closed until January 18. 

 
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