To Skirt COVID Curfew, She Put Partner on Leash

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2021

A couple in Canada have been fined £900 each after they were stopped by police with the woman "walking" her husband on a dog lead.

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.

Walking of a pet is included in one of the acceptable reasons to be out of the house during curfew hours, unfortunately for the couple, a human being can not legally qualify as a pet.

The husband and wife were reportedly not cooperating with police, when they were stopped on the streets of Quebec, after the curfew.

The couple was fined $A1565 each for not abiding by the curfew, the BBC reported. The woman "said she was taking her dog, pointing to her partner, out on a walk, as allowed under the exceptions", a police rep tells the Gazette.

The province imposed a curfew starting Saturday and extended an existing lockdown through Feb 8 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, as it worked to speed up a vaccination campaign to counter soaring cases of COVID-19.

The curfew is needed to prevent gatherings that have fueled the rampant spread of the virus, Quebec Premier Francois Legault said.

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

Authorities fined a married couple in Quebec for breaking a curfew implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of people are in intensive care, fighting for their lives.

Canada has seen a steep rise in the number of Covid cases in the past two months.

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