Quebec premier orders Canada's first pandemic curfew

The premier of Quebec, Francois Legault, on Wednesday ordered the first pandemic curfew in Canada, as part of new lockdown measures to slow the spread of a second wave of Covid-19.

A healthcare worker waves at journalists after a press conference organized at the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Center in Montreal, Quebec on December 14, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

The lockdown and 8:00 pm to 5:00 am (0100 to 1000 GMT) curfew will take effect starting Saturday and last four weeks, Legault told a news conference.