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Ottawa/Canadian-Media: Canada's COVID-19 Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel (CTSEAP) on the effectiveness of Canada's border restrictions recommends the federal government of Canada to end its policy of mandatory three-day quarantine stays in designated facilities for air travelers returning to Canada in favor of people's own quarantine plans.
Image. Panel member Dr. Isaac Bogoch. Image credit: Twitter hanlde
The panel examined the the land and air border measures to screen for COVID-19, and said that besides being expensive for both the government and the travelers, the mandatory three-day quarantine rule is faulty, including Canadians' choice to pay fines of up to $3,000 rather than go to designated quarantine facilities
Apart from the travelers' choice of not opting for designated quarantine facilities resulting in their not following proper quarantine health measures, the report also warns that three days quarantine measure is also inconsistent with the incubation period of COVID-19.
When asked earlier today if it is the right time to abolish the measure of quarantine hotels, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canadians should expect these to be around for some time to come.
"There is a point at which we are going to be able to say [quarantine hotels should be eliminated]. When that point arrives, it will be based on the best advice of scientists, doctors, of epidemiologists," Trudeau said.