Quebec lockdown

Legault expected to announce a total Quebec lockdown and curfew

Schools, offices, construction and manufacturing will be closed for three to four weeks.

La Presse is reporting that Quebec Premier François Legault is expected to announce another province-wide lockdown on Wednesday (at 5 p.m.), as well as a curfew of 8 or 9 p.m. each night, until the next morning. The new rules will take effect this coming Saturday, Jan. 9.

All schools, offices and the construction and manufacturing sectors will join the already shuttered retail businesses, bars, restaurants, sports and cultural establishments for a lockdown that will reportedly last for three to four weeks. The details of the curfew and its enforcement are being discussed today with Quebec public security and Legault is meeting with opposition leaders about the lockdown.

UPDATED 8:30 p.m.: For more about the duration of elementary and high school closures as well as how the lockdown will affect daycares, please click here.

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