In what surely will be a massive step in reducing the spread of COVID-19, authorities in Quebec will ban the unvaccinated from being able to purchase marijuana or hard liquor.
The Journal de Montreal reports on plans being prepared by Quebec Prime Minister Francois Legault’s administration which will most likely see proof of vaccination demanded at the cash register.
“Proof of vaccination is already required in Quebec at such non-essential venues as restaurants, theaters, bars, and casinos,” reports RT. “Under the new rule, unvaccinated residents will still be able to access convenience stores, which sell beer and wine, but they’ll be essentially barred from legally buying hard liquor.”
Legault referenced “a certain anger” towards unvaccinated people in justifying the new rules, which will only apply to shoppers but not employees, who don’t have to be vaccinated.
The measures are being introduced despite Quebec’s high rate of vaccination, which stands at around 85% but didn’t stop the province reporting an average of about 15,000 new COVID infections daily over the past week.