Health officials in a Canadian province have announced that residents who are not vaccinated against COVID will face a fine.
According to CNN, Premier François Legault said in a press briefing on Tuesday that Quebec plans to level a penalty in what he called a "health contribution" for those who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID for non-medical reasons.
News of the new plan comes as the province reported 62 recent deaths and 8,710 new COVID-19 cases.
The date when the new tax would take effect has not been announced, but Legault added that he wanted it to cost more than $50 or $100, the Associated Press reported.
According to the media outlets, only 10% of the province's population is unvaccinated.