The authorities of Canada they imposed the curfew in the province of Quebec, which will come into force as of this December 31 due to the increase in cases of Coronavirus, reported the CBC television channel.
According to the head of the provincial government, Francois legault, the measure will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and fines of between 1,000 and 6,000 Canadian dollars are foreseen for those who violate the restrictions.
“We are at the peak of the pandemic and we risk overflowing our hospitals in the coming weeks,” argued Legault, adding that the actual number of infections could be higher than the official number.
Canada postponed back to school
The channel also announced that face-to-face classes will resume after January 17. Most of the stores will be closed on Sundays, with the exception of gas stations, pharmacies and small shops.
It is worth mentioning that the Quebec government renewed the maximum number of infections this Thursday with a total of 14,188 new positives in one day. The province accumulates more than 586,000 cases of coronavirus.
With this updated figure, Canada registers a total of 2.14 million infected by Coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic and more than 30,300 deaths associated with the disease.
The Hockey World Cup was suspended
On Wednesday, the Ice Hockey Youth World Cup that took place in Canada since December 26 and was due to end on January 5, was suspended due to the spread of COVID-19 among athletes.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Melanie Joly, announced last Monday, December 20, that she tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation. It was through his Twitter account that he revealed that he had contracted the virus after undergoing a quick test.
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