Police Received Nearly 250,000 Tips About Possible Quarantine Cheaters In Canada
But only seven people have been charged! 😧
That’s a lot of tips! According to a new report, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has flagged almost 250,000 travellers since March for potentially breaching
Since Canada introduced travel restrictionsaround 1.1 million people have entered the country and were required to quarantine.
However, according to new data obtained by CBC News, almost 250,000 of these travellers were reported to police for possibly failing to do so.
Travellers flagged to police as possible quarantine violators
Despite almost a quarter of a million people being reported to police by the PHAC, only 77 fines and seven charges have been laid.
Per the report, the fines range between $275 and $1,275.
A representative from the RCMP explained that so few fines were handed out as the focus remains on “educating and encouraging” as opposed to enforcement.
Peranybody entering Canada must quarantine for two weeks. However, there are some exceptions.
In fact, approximatelyhave come into the country since March and have been exempt from quarantining upon arrival.
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