(Montreal) Friday evening, for the first time in four and a half months, Quebec is no longer subject to curfew.
The Quebec government on January 9 introduced an extraordinary measure to limit public relations to reduce the risk of coronavirus outbreaks.
The curfew was first introduced from 8pm to 5am, then enforced at 9:30pm, temporarily reduced to 8pm. Violators can be fined more than $ 1,000.
By this Friday, outside, a maximum of eight people will be authorized to meet in the backyard.
Restaurant terraces can start introducing customers across Quebec.
Event organizers in stadiums are eligible to accommodate 2,500 people divided into groups of 250 spectators. That means six games in the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Canadians can be played in front of an audience on Saturday night in Montreal.
Further relaxations will take effect, but only by next Monday. That day, most areas in the Red Zone will turn orange, especially Quebec, Monterogy, Laurentides, Lanadier and Autouis. In Estri, with the exception of the granite sub-region, this region around Lock-Megantic also turns orange.
This means that restaurant dining rooms can accommodate clients, as well as gymnasiums. 3 studentsE, 4E And 5E Secondary school can return to class full time.
In Montreal and Laval, citizens will have to wait a bit, as these cities will be in the Red Zone until June 7; The orange color spreads throughout Quebec.
All of these relaxations are coming into effect gradually as the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Quebec has recently reached a six-month low.