Late Wednesday afternoon Premier François Legault held his first press conference of the New Year. He announced a new 1 month long shutdown for the province of Quebec.
The lockdown will go in Place January 9th and last until February 8th.. Legault called it a “shock treatment” that he believes is required.
Everything you Need to Know:
A curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. without a valid reason could face a fine of between $1,000 and $6,000.
Office workers to work from home and all non-essential businesses as well as places of worship will be closed until lockdown is lifted.
Grocery stores and dépanneurs will have to close at 7:30 p.m
Individual activities will be allowed outdoors, including skating and skiing but team sports will not be allowed.
Legault said they should have more news in regards to education soon.
Under the new rules, acceptable reasons for being outside include:
* People going to and coming from work, or a work-related activity.
* People going to or coming from an adult education activity.
* People who work in the transportation of goods sector.
* People who are providing necessary health services to someone else.
* People who require immediate medical attention.
* People who are complying with a court order (such as a custody agreement or parental visitation).
* People who are coming from or going to train stations, bus stations or airports for travel.
* People who are shopping for essential items that cannot be deferred(ex. pharmacies).
* People who are walking their dog within one kilometre of their home.
Those who are circulating during curfew hours may be stopped by police and
asked to provide proof of their reason for travel.
Watch press conference:
On est dans une course contre la montre. En ce moment, le virus va plus vite que nous et pour le ralentir, on a besoin d’un traitement choc. Suivez notre point de presse en direct: https://t.co/Omj55K34o3
— François Legault (@francoislegault) January 6, 2021