No vaccine, no food: The province of Canada is introducing new rules to prohibit the unvaccinated from buying groceries in stores.
As of Saturday, residents of New Brunswick, Canada are now required to show proof of complete vaccination in public. Failure to provide evidence will result in citizens being barred from entering grocery stores to buy food, True North reports.
The new regulation was announced as part of a “winter action plan” that allows any company, including grocery stores, to deny any unvaccinated customer from entering the premises.
The new regulation raises questions from health experts about the need for such a plan, as daily cases in the province remain low.
Under a new regulation announced by New Brunswick Health Secretary Dorothy Shepard, grocery stores in the province are now allowed to refuse customers who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Winter brings colder weather, shorter days, more time indoors, and increased opportunities for COVID-19 to spread,” Shepard said. “It is important that we have a plan that ensures our healthcare system is not overwhelmed, but also takes into account the mental, physical and financial health of New Brunswicks.”
Other new restrictions include limiting home gatherings to 20 people, limiting outdoor gatherings to 50 people, and requiring unvaccinated people to avoid indoor gatherings – lonely and potentially hungry.
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