As of Thursday, January 18, only persons with Covid-19 vaccine will be able to buy alcohol and marijuana in state-owned stores in the Canadian province of Quebec, the Ministry of Health and Social Services said. For those who have not yet decided on vaccination, here is a good reason to do so now.
"The aim of this measure is to force unvaccinated citizens to stay at home," said Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé, adding: "If unvaccinated people do not like it, they have a very simple solution - get vaccinated!"
If unvaccinated people do not like it, they have a very simple solution - get vaccinated!
The tightening of measures refers only the state-owned company Société des alcools du Québec, which has a monopoly on the import and distribution of alcoholic beverages in the province of Quebec. Only wine, beer and cider produced in Quebec can be sold in ordinary shops. The sister chain of the Société québécoise du cannabis sells marijuana.
In the province of Quebec with a population of eight million, and 110,000 new cases of coronavirus have been reported there in the past week, threatening hospitals with shortage of medical staff. In Quebec, epidemiological measures have been strict so far - night outs from 10 pm to 5 am are prohibited, and vaccination certificates are required in health facilities, restaurants, theaters and indoor sports facilities.