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Ottawa, Mar 26 (Canadian-Media): Rising number of coronavirus cases and growing economic downturn has forced Canada to issue an order to travelers returning to Canada from abroad to self-isolate, media reports said.
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Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) would fully implement this order and travelers coming to Canada would be required to make a declaration at the ports of entry to isolate themselves for 14 days.
Travelers coming to Canada would also not be allowed to use public transit for 14 days.
Canadian travelers who ignore this order would face fines and even jail times.
Meanwhile, a temporary program was announced by Ottawa Wednesday through which money will flow into the hands of people who are losing income because of the pandemic.
Canada has collapsed two previously announced programs into one known as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) in a bid to streamline the process of applying by eligible workers for the funding of $2,000 a month for four months.
There are more than 472,000 known cases of the novel coronavirus worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker, with more than 21,300 deaths.
According to the the data drawn by the dashboard from various sources including the World Health Organization and national health departments, the number of cases that are recovered or resolved is almost 115,000.