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Prince Edward Island man with COVID-19 jailed for allegedly refusing to self-isolate

Prince Edward Island's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Monday, July 6, 2020. Another essential worker has tested positive for COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld.

A Prince Edward Island man who tested positive for COVID-19 and allegedly refused to self-isolate has been jailed near Charlottetown.

Javan Mizero Nsangira, 22, is being held at the provincial correctional centre at Sleepy Hollow until his next court appearance on July 30.

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John Diamond, director of prosecutions, said today Nsangira is accused of not self-isolating at home in Charlottetown and again at the Rodd Brudenell River Resort where he had been taken to complete his 14-day mandated quarantine.

Diamond says Nsangira faces two counts of common nuisance and one of uttering threats to police.

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None of the charges have been proven in court.

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On Tuesday, Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.’s chief medical officer of health, said no one has tested positive for the disease at the provincial correctional centre.

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