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Two people charged under Quarantine Act

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(Rainy River District, ON) - On June 24, 2020, two individuals entered Canada from the United States of America through the Fort Frances port of Entry. Along with other stipulations, the two were instructed by Canada Border Services Agency to drive directly to their destination and remain there for 14 days without delay. Both individuals failed to comply with the Mandatory Quarantine Act and were observed making stops in the Town of Fort Frances.

As a result, a 66 year old man and a 65 year old woman of Excelsior Minnesota, have been charged with Failure to comply with an order prohibiting or subjecting to any condition the entry into Canada, contrary to section 58 of the

Quarantine Act. The charge carries a fine of $1000.00.

The OPP remind the public to take the Federal Quarantine Act seriously. Legislation is in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public by mitigating risk of exposure.

For more information, please check out https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/csj-sjc/covid.html

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