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Quebec Is Officially Getting A Curfew With Fines For Rule-Breakers

It's definitely, really happening...

At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Premier François Legault announced a new round of lockdown restrictions, including a Quebec-wide curfew.

Starting January 9, the curfew will be implemented for four weeks, tentatively ending on February 8. 

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8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Quebec curfew hours

You won't be able to leave your home between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. for any purpose outside of work.

Fines for those who break curfew can range between $1,000 and $6,000, Legault said. 

"We've seen the number of cases rise, the number of hospitalizations rise and the number of deaths rise [...] the situation is grave," Legault said.

He called the curfew a "shock treatment" to reduce the number of private gatherings in homes. 

The new curfew and lockdown measures come as Quebec faces a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

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