Rejoice! We can officially do night walks again (if you can handle the cold) as Quebec’s curfew has been lifted effective Monday January 17th. This means no rushing to get home on time and risking fines.
During a press conference on Thursday, Prime Minister François Legault said: “The reason we did this was to stop the exponential growth in the number of infections and then the number of hospitalizations. So given that we seem to have peaked, that allows us to remove the curfew.”
In an Instagram video, the Prime Minister announced the news of the end of the province-wide curfew but added: “We have to be careful, reduce our contacts, think about the staff in our hospitals. I count on you.
The curfew was put in place on New Year’s Eve and required everyone in the province to stay indoors between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., with some exceptions.
This curfew, which lasted just over two weeks, was much shorter than the previous one.
The first curfew in Quebec lasted more than four months, from January 9 to May 28, 2021.
We no longer have to worry about being outside at certain times, but Quebecers are still prohibited from having private gatherings indoors at this time. Luckily, there are all kinds of outdoor activities you can do in Montreal.
With the winter storm the province is currently facing, we’re not sure anyone will want to go for a walk past 10 p.m. tonight anyway. But at least now we know we can without risking fines!
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