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Canada Police reports 2,200 home quarantine checks due to stricter border issues

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Canada Police reports 2,200 home quarantine checks due to stricter border issues

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 May 2020, 12:03 am

Ottawa/IBNS: Completion of nearly 2,200 home visits by police officers in Canada have been reported to ensure returning Canadians since the start of the pandemic are complying with the 14-day self-isolation rule, media reports said.

The 14-day quarantine or self-isolation rule, through the Quarantine Act order, was first introduced by the federal government of Canada on March 25 due to a rapid surge of global COVID-19 pandemic and applies to all travellers returning to Canada irrespective of if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or not.

The Canada Border Services Agency alerts the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) of any returning traveller suspected of non-compliance.

Although no arrests have been made under the Quarantine Act since the pandemic restrictions began, PHAC says that non-compliance with the Quarantine Act can lead to a fine of up to $750,000 and/or imprisonment for six months, and in some cases a penalty of $1 million or three years in prison or both.

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)

Canada Police reports 2,200 home quarantine checks due to stricter border issues

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