Ottawa – the Federal government extended the mandatory quarantine for most people entering Canada until the end of August to help contain the spread of coronavirus.
Anyone who arrives by land, air or sea – will have to be isolated for 14 days, even if they show no symptoms COVID-19.
The order is made accordance with the quarantine law, which first took effect in late March, expires at midnight on Tuesday, but will now remain in force until Aug. 31.
It carries penalties that include six months in jail or a fine of up to $750 000, which could reach$ 1 million if the person has caused the death of or bodily injury deliberately and flagrantly breaking the rules.
An updated version of the order also clarifies that the travelers should wear medical masks during their entry into the country or are on the way to the place where they will be isolated if they are traveling by private vehicles.
The order does not apply to people who regularly cross the border to deliver goods and services continue to come in, or anyone who got the delivery of basic services.
This report by the canadian press was first published July 2, 2020.
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