Coronavirus Canada Updates: Curfew in Montreal, Laval goes back to 9:30 p.m. today

Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in Ottawa; 63 new positive cases today
Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in Ottawa; 63 new positive cases today

The curfew moves back to 9:30 p.m. today in Montreal and Laval.

In case you’re keeping score, here’s a curfew timeline for Montreal and Laval:

Jan. 9: Curfew goes into effect, running from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

March 17: Changed to 9:30 p.m.-5 a.m.

April 11: Goes back to 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

May 3: Reverts to 9:30 p.m.-5 a.m.

– Quebec pushing for 80% vaccination rate, Drouin says

To better protect Quebec from variants, the province is pushing for an 80-per-cent vaccination rate, Dr. Mylène Drouin, head of Montreal’s public health department, says.

On Radio-Canada’s Tout le monde en parle talk show on Sunday night, she was asked what level is needed to reach herd immunity.

She noted that the government has repeatedly set the bar at a vaccination rate of 75 per cent.

”But with the arrival of variants, we have to vaccinate more people,” Drouin said. “So we’re setting a target of about 80 per cent of the population.”

She added: “It’s really 75 per cent … but if we can go higher we will be able to protect ourselves against variants, too.”

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