Montreal police have been swarmed with phone calls since the city has been categorized as a “red zone” under the government’s new COVID-19 alert system.
According to the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), 600 calls were made during the week of October 12 from neighbours and locals worried about Montrealers breaking public health’s COVID-19 guidelines.
The SPVM says police officers issued 109 statements due to the calls and inspected 29 “licensed establishments,” 297 schools, and 279 “other locations.”
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Montreal will continue to be placed under red zone protocols until at least October 28 with “maximum restrictions,” including the prohibiting of gatherings and non-essential activities.
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Du 12 au 18 octobre, le #SPVM a reçu 600 appels en lien avec l’application du décret de la Santé publique. Les policiers ont remis 109 constats ou RIG, en plus d’inspecter 29 établissements licenciés, 297 établissements scolaires et 279 lieux autres. pic.twitter.com/SYJPvpE24Y
— Police Montréal (@SPVM) October 19, 2020
At the end of September, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante 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 109 offences.