A husband and a wife in Canada were fined $1500 each after the woman was found ‘walking’ her man on a leash.
The incident occurred in Sherbrooke city in Canada’s Quebec province on Saturday night when the woman was caught walking her husband on a leash like a dog at 9 pm, an hour after coronavirus curfew was imposed.
The 8 pm curfew was imposed by Quebec premier Francois Legault, to contain rising cases of COVID-19. On January 9, a woman and her husband were found breaking the curfew.
When asked by cops why she was breaking the curfew, she said that she was within curfew rules to walk outside of her house till 1 km to walk her dog outside of curfew hours.
When cops pointed out that her husband was not a dog, the woman reportedly protested.
Both husband and wife fined $1500 each, even though the woman has reportedly refused to pay the fine.
Quebec is wrestling with more than 2,500 COVID-19 cases a day, a surge that threatens to increase hospitalizations beyond their spring peak in the next few weeks.
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.