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Quebec Is Officially Getting A Curfew Again

And there will be fines for violating it. Happy New Year!

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Happy 2022 — Quebec's Daily COVD-19 Case Count Just Broke Its Highest-Ever Record... Again

This marks the fifth record-breaking day in a row.

New year, same continuous record-breaking numbers for our province. On January 1, Quebec's daily COVID-19 case count saw the highest number we've seen since the start of the pandemic, reporting 17,122 new infections in the past 24 hours.

For the first time, Quebec announced over 17,000 new daily cases. The previous record was broken the day prior when the province reported 16,461 new cases. This marks five days in a row that Quebec has shattered its daily record.

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What's Open & Closed For New Year's In Montreal

New COVID-19 health measures are also in effect.

Another year has come and gone but COVID-19 remains. That means new year's eve and new year's day may feel sort of like déjà vu because public health measures are in effect, much like they were last year.

Don't forget that a Quebec-wide curfew begins tonight and you should be at home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Private gatherings are also no longer allowed so you can only ring in the new year with your household bubble. Also, non-essential businesses are at half capacity and closed on Sundays, which means many stores will stay closed on January 2.

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Is A New Quebec Curfew Coming? The Government Has Called A Press Conference

The press conference is at 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

Premier François Legault will hold a 5:00 p.m. Quebec press conference on Thursday, December 30 as the province grapples with an ever-increasing number of new COVID-19 cases.

Quebec reported 13,149 new infections on December 29 — shattering the previous daily record, 12,833 cases, reported just 24 hours earlier. The record before that, 9,397 cases, was less than a week old.

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Celebrating New Year's Eve In Quebec? Here Are The Rules To Keep In Mind

Time to say goodbye to 2021 for good.

New Year's Eve 2021 in Quebec is shaping up to look a whole lot like it did on the last day of 2020. Feeling the déjà vu? You're not alone.

UPDATE: This article is out of date. New restrictions on gatherings and nighttime travel take effect on December 31, 2021, including a curfew that begins at 10:00 p.m. and a ban on private gatherings that include more than one household bubble. Be sure to follow the latest public health rules.

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Quebec Will Start Giving Out Third Doses To 18 To 59-Year-Olds In January

According to Dubé.

On December 28, Health Minister Christian Dubé held a press conference to discuss the COVID-19 situation in Quebec, which isn't exactly all sunshine and rainbows at the moment.

Quebec reported 12,833 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, shattering the previous record of 9,397 new cases reported on December 23. The province also tallied 702 total hospitalizations, a net increase of 88 in 24 hours.

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Quebec Announced A COVID-19 Press Conference As Cases & Hospitalizations Go Up 'Rapidly'

The eve of 2022 feels a lot like 2020...

Health Minister Christian Dubé will hold a 1 p.m. press conference on Tuesday, December 28* to discuss the COVID-19 situation in Quebec. The government's pandemic management point person, Daniel Paré, and National Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda will also be in attendance, according to a media advisory.

UPDATE: For updates from the press conference, refer to this article and this article.

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