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American couple charged for not self-quarantining after entering Canada

Couple fined $1,000 apiece for not obeying the terms of their June 24 entry
CBSA Patch

A pair of Excelsior, Minnesota residents have been fined $1,000 apiece for not complying with mandatory self-quarantine rules after crossing into Canada.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on Saturday said the pair were instructed by Canada Border Service Agency workers to proceed directly to their destination and remain there for 14 days, after arriving at a crossing in Fort Frances, Ont. on June 24.

Police say the married couple failed to comply with the order.

The man, 66, and woman, 65, were charged with failure to comply with an order or subjecting to any condition the entry into Canada, under the Quarantine Act.

OPP remind the public to take the Act seriously, noting it was put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.


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