Canada's COVID-19 cases top 650000

James Marshall
January 11, 2021

People wearing face masks line up for COVID-19 tests outside a COVID-19 assessment center in Toronto, Canada, on January 9, 2021.

Quebec has now reported 228,821 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Hospitalisations and deaths were increasing in the country.

Sherbrooke police said they issued around a dozen fines to people protesting the province's COVID-19 regulations.

The province broke the 3,000-case mark for the first time on Saturday, joining Ontario which has recorded such numbers for weeks.

The province's health-care professionals administered 9,264 vaccinations Saturday, which is 3,837 fewer than the 13,101 administered Friday.

The curfew, meant to slow the spread of COVID-19, will be in effect from 8 p.m.to 5 a.m. over the next four weeks.

Premier Francois Legault announced earlier this week that Quebecers will have to stay home from 8 p.m.to 5 a.m.in an effort to prevent people from gathering in defiance of public health guidelines.

Those caught violating the new measure could face fines of up to $6,000.

On Saturday morning, Quebec Premier Francois Legault noted that imposing an overnight curfew was a hard, but necessary decision in order to limit the chances of residents gathering illegally.

Despite official health guidelines against COVID-19 demanding non-essential travel should be avoided, more than 4,253 Canadians visited Hawaii by both direct and connecting flights between December 1, 2020 and January 7, 2021, CTV reported on Saturday.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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