Quebec Province Issues 10PM Curfew, Closes Eateries

The Washington Post reports:

Several Canadian provinces Thursday tightened restrictions amid an omicron-fueled increase in coronavirus cases that has overwhelmed testing and tracing systems and pushed the seven-day average of new cases in the country up 141 percent over the previous week.

In Quebec, the hardest-hit province, Premier François Legault [photo] announced that a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. will begin Friday. Restaurants will be limited to takeout only, and private gatherings will be barred. Places of worship must close, except for funerals no larger than 25 people.

Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, said Thursday that it would limit publicly funded PCR tests to the most vulnerable residents who are symptomatic or to those who work in high-risk settings such as hospitals to ease pressure on inundated testing and tracing systems.

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