Montreal police handed out over 100 COVID-19 rule-breaking tickets last week

Nov 16 2020, 1:43 pm

Montreal police handed out 106 infractions to citizens last week who weren’t abiding by the government’s COVID-19 “red zone” rules.

According to the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), during the week of November 9 to 15, 545 calls were made from neighbours and locals worried about Montrealers breaking public health guidelines.

The SPVM says police officers issued the 106 red zone violation infractions to 12 “licensed establishments,” 134 schools, and 275 “other locations.”

Montreal will continue to be placed under red zone protocols until at least November 23, with “maximum restrictions” including the prohibiting of gatherings and non-essential activities.

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has pleaded with Montrealers to “limit their social contacts and follow the instructions announced by public health. Evenings with friends, family dinner, visits — it’s not the time.”

Montreal police did not comment on fine amounts of the 106 offences.

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