The Premier of Quebec, Francois Legault has said the COVID-19 curfew he imposed across the province in December will be lifted on Monday.
The Premier said the curfew can be ended due to fact that health officials estimate that COVID-19-related hospitalizations will peak in the coming days.
The 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew commenced on Dec. 31 after it was used for almost five months between January and May 2021.
Legault said: “The wave of hospitalization is expected to peak in the coming days. We’re going in the right direction but we have to remain very careful.”
Also, Legault announced that Quebec’s vaccine passport would be extended to big box retail stores, except for grocery stores and pharmacies.
Recently, Quebec reported 45 more deaths connected to the novel coronavirus and a rise of 117 COVID-19-related hospitalizations.
Legault recently revealed that every adult resident who refuses to get vaccinated against the coronavirus would be fined. The Health Minister of Quebec said appointments for the first dose increased this week.