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Canada’s Quebec decrees 10 pm New Year’s curfew as Covid cases soar

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Canada’s Quebec province on Thursday announced a nighttime curfew ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations as Covid cases across the country soar.

“Starting tomorrow (Friday) there will be a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.,” Quebec Premier Francois Legault told a news conference, saying the measure is needed to slow a Covid-19 surge that is threatening to overwhelm hospitals.

“It’s an extreme measure for an extreme situation,” he said

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