Case of Manitobans with COVID-19 who failed to isolate after travel raises enforcement questions

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Date Published: June 23, 2020

Source: CBC

Individuals returning to Manitoba from Alberta and the United States after coming into contact with a positive case of COVID-19 failed to self-isolate for the mandatory two weeks and could face penalties for disobeying public health orders. One of these individuals had visited a local restaurant, which, while cleansed thoroughly since, has been affected financially following the news. The Provincial Public Health Officer emphasized an educational approach, rather than punitive, to handling cases where public health guidelines were not adhered. However, these individuals may still face fines and potential jail time for their transgression. 

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Summary by: Megan Lam