To Skirt COVID Curfew, She Put Partner on Leash

Morning walk with dog. Young man is training his puppy walking on the leash

The incident occurred in the city of Sherbrooke, in Quebec provice.

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.

Just a few days into Quebec's curfew and we've already heard tail (pun very much intended) of some interesting excuses, including one case in which a woman allegedly tried to get around the curfew order by walking another person on a leash.

Under the restrictions imposed by the provincial administration last week, people are prohibited from leaving their homes between 8pm and 5am, except to walk their dogs in the vicinity of their homes.

Police say that the husband was on a leash when they ticketed the pair.

They were each fined CA$1,546 ($1,212; £893).

However, speaking to La Tribune, Isabelle Gendron from the Sherbrooke police said the woman was defiant and said she would not pay the fine.

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Quebec has instituted a curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. following a recent surge in COVID-19 infections, according to the BBC.

The curfew comes as Quebec's Covid-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, with hospitals saying they are filling up and risk becoming overwhelmed.

The country has recorded nearly 670,000 cases since the pandemic began.

"This is a hard decision I made to curb the spread of the virus", Premier Francois Legault said of the curfew in a Facebook post.

Over the weekend, more than 200 tickets were issued to non-curfew compliers by police across the province.

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