A Canadian woman was caught walking her husband on a leash to get around curfew rules
- A Quebec woman and her husband were each fined $1,500 (R18,300) after she walked him on a leash at 21:00, an hour after the region's Covid-19 curfew, reported CTV News.
- When they were stopped by the police, the woman argued people are allowed to walk dogs on a leash within a kilometer of their homes after 20:00, per the rules.
- The curfew was implemented Saturday night after Quebec reported a surge in Covid-19 cases.
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When Francois Legault, premier of Quebec in Canada, implemented an 20:00 curfew on 9 January 9 to slow the spread of Covid-19 across the region he may not have expected the great lengths people would go to get around the policy.
A woman was stopped by the police on Saturday night after walking outside of her house at 21:00 alongside her husband, who she was walking on a leash.
According to CTV, the woman argued to police that she was simply following curfew rules which allow dogs to be walked on leashes within one kilometer of their home after 20:00.
News from Quebec:
I just confirmed with Sherbrooke police that a husband and wife were fined for walking after curfew with the man on a leash. The officer told me her defense was she is allowed to walk a dog after curfew.
When the police pointed out her husband isn't a dog, she protested. The two were both issued $1,500 fines for violating the order, which the woman says she will not pay.
As of 11 January, Quebec has reported 230,690 cases of Covid-19 and 8,737 deaths, reported CTV.