June 30, 2022

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First evening of curfew in Quebec in photos | Capital | News | The sun

First evening of curfew in Quebec in photos |  Capital |  News |  The sun

A four-week break

Then, the time came and gradually the streets became quieter. The city seemed to take a break (again). Go to bed only from 8pm the next day to wake up at 5am. This is for the next four weeks.

Quebec is less recognizable in some places than others, where pandemic and control measures have already done their job. True, in recent months, many businesses on commercial arteries have closed.

From Rue Saint-Joseph to Grande-Alley by Saint-Jean and Avenue Cartier, night life is desert. While Ditto is on the 3rd Avenue and Avenue Magir in Limoilou, the few pedestrians on these tourist streets in the January evening are now Enkabane.

Some crossed paths with a photographer and a journalist. Let’s say those who made mistakes on the team Soleil They are not very talkative… they are illegal and know it. They are in a hurry to get home.

The lack of traffic seemed more on the highways, literally leaving motorists. Bridges connecting Quebec to Lewis were also rarely used.

The few vehicles circulating there leave a different atmosphere to everyday pre-pandemic life.

Necessary and loyal to the job

The daily life we ​​know has changed even more since Saturday evening.

Except for workers in need, they will always have the right to move, on their behalf, if their displacement allows them to perform their duties. Like healthcare workers and emergency service workers, some have to be named.

One of these prominent employees was an RTC driver named Gustavo Salvato. In the middle of the evening and until midnight, he took the reins of Route 74 to serve the population of Wall-Belarus.

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“It’s not usually a very busy route, but there are always ten people, often workers,” he told Le Soleil before sitting behind the wheel of the bus.

“It shouldn’t be so different tonight,” he felt.