Here are the latest updates on quarantine violations in Canada
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.