Quebec launched a curfew from 8pm to 5am in a bid to cut back the unfold of coronavirus, however officers have mentioned individuals can stroll their canine after the 8pm curfew so long as they keep inside half a mile of their residence.
Police mentioned they got here throughout a spouse and husband out and about in Sherbrooke, southern Quebec, at 9pm on Sunday. They mentioned the spouse was strolling along with her husband on a lead.
When confronted by the police, the girl insisted that she was strolling her canine on a lead and claimed they had been following the curfew guidelines imposed by Premier Francois Legault.
Regardless of their claims, the couple had been handed a $1,500 (£868) for breaching the curfew.
Isabelle Gendron of Sherbrooke Police advised La Tribune: “The couple didn’t collaborate with the police in any respect.
“Statements of violation of the municipal by-law got to them.
“The woman affirmed that she wouldn’t pay the ticket and even that she would accumulate them. The quantity of findings for recidivism can go as much as $6,000.”
Throughout the first weekend of the curfew, law enforcement officials throughout Quebec handed out 750 tickets. In Montreal, police mentioned they delivered 185 tickets for at the least $1,000 (£578) every.
Asserting the curfew on Wednesday, Premier Legault mentioned: “In latest weeks, the pandemic has worsened around the globe, together with right here in Quebec.
“The state of affairs in our hospitals is crucial, particularly in Montreal. There are too many visits in houses.”
Canada has recorded a complete of 672,931 coronavirus circumstances and 17,096 Covid-19 deaths for the reason that begin of the pandemic, in accordance with Johns Hopkins College knowledge.