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Ottawa, May 20 (Canadian-Media): Nearly 2,200 home visits have been reported by police officers to make sure Canadians who have returned home since the start of the pandemic, are complying with the 14-day self-isolation rule, media reports said.
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The self-isolation rule, which came into effect in late March due to rapid surge of global of COVID-19 pandemic, applies to all travelers returning to Canada irrespective of if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or not.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is alerted by the Canada Border Services Agency if it suspects of non-compliance issue of any returning traveler to Canada.
So far no arrests have been made under the Quarantine Act since the pandemic restrictions began, but PHAC says that failure to comply 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.