The entire world is struggling to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Many countries are still under lockdown. Meanwhile, a bizarre incident from Canada has emerged wherein a couple has been caught in Quebec province after wife was found ‘walking’ the husband on a leash like a dog.
According to the reports, the incident occurred in Canada’s Quebec on Saturday night when the woman was caught walking her husband on a leash like a dog, an hour after coronavirus curfew was imposed. The wife-husband duo was violating the four-week curfew from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am that has been imposed by authorities in Quebec. The 8 pm curfew was imposed by Quebec premier Francois Legault, premier of Quebec in Canada, to prevent the spread of coronavirus epidemic.
The shocking incident occurred on 9 January when a woman was caught walking on the streets by breaking the curfew. When the cops asked her why she broke the curfew, she said that she was within curfew rules to walk outside her house till 1 km to walk her dog outside of curfew hours. Her reply shocked police officials. The cops then told the woman that her husband was not a dog.
As the cops pointed out that her husband was not a dog, the woman reportedly protested. The cops also penalised the duo and fined $1500 each, however the woman has reportedly refused to pay the fine.
The number of coronavirus cases in Quebec are rapidly increasing. It has been learnt that more than 2,500 coronavirus cases are being reported a day. Following the second wave, the province has imposed a curfew starting Saturday and extended an existing lockdown through February 8 to curb the spread of the coronavirus amidst its preparations for rolling out vaccination campaign to counter rising cases of COVID-19.
The new curfew runs from 8 pm to 5 am, even as non-essential businesses remain shut and home gatherings prohibited as part of a ‘shock treatment’ to save lives and the province’s health network. However, schools will remain open, he said.