The ban on receiving guests as a way to combat the spread of COVID-19 was introduced in Canada in the cities of Montreal and Quebec, French newspaper Ouest France reported on October 1.
From October 1 and for at least 28 days, residents of Montreal and Quebec will no longer be able to host guests in their homes. The police are now allowed to enter their homes to make sure they comply with this directive. Bars, restaurants, cinemas, museums, and libraries will also be closed from 1 to 28 October. The reason for this move was the increase in COVID-19 cases in the Canadian province of Quebec.
вЂњThe cops will not start knocking on doors at random and there will be no witch hunts. Police will enter homes only if there is reason to believe the law is not being respected, вЂќQuebec Prime Minister Francois Legault said on September 30.
Police officers will take action on complaints from the public or in the event of violations during patrols.
вЂњWhoever throws parties in his home is breaking the law by endangering other people's lives. Therefore, when this happens, the police will be able to accuse them of a crime, вЂќ explained Legault.
At the same time, the Prime Minister recalled that in case of violation of the ban on receiving guests, the violators will be fined by the police in the amount of 1,000 Canadian dollars, or 640 euros.
Recall that a total of 9,318 coronavirus deaths have been reported in Canada. In the Canadian province of Quebec, home to more than 8 million people, 838 new cases of COVID-19 infection were recorded in one day on September 30.