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Here are the latest updates on quarantine violations in Canada

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Some new information about the Quarantine Act in Canada was recently unearthed, and the numbers might surprise you. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, over a million people have entered the country over the past seven months. And, that has come with charges and fines for some rule-breakers.

A CBC article published over the weekend is saying that 77 fines have been given for those breaking quarantine. And, a total of 7 people have been charged with breaking the Quarantine Act. Here’s why it’s important to know the difference.

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In general, those found breaking the 14-day quarantine in Canada were handed out with fines of up to $1,275. As for those charged, they can face up to 6 months in jail and/or fines up to $750,000. So, those charged are generally more blatantly violating rules.

According to CBC, those charged include someone who returned to work at a nursing home prematurely and someone who attended not one, but two anti-mask protests before their quarantine was supposed to end. Yikes.

For more information on the Quarantine Act and travel advisories, click here to visit the Government of Canada website.