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Nova Scotia student hit with $1,000 fine for failing to self-isolate amid COVID-19

Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., on Oct. 27, 2018.
Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., on Oct. 27, 2018. Alexander Quon/Global News

Another Nova Scotia student has been fined $1,000 for failing to abide by the province’s Health Protection Act.

Anyone travelling from outside the Atlantic bubble is supposed to self-isolate for 14 days in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

Read more: RCMP fine 4 Nova Scotia university students $1,000 each for failing to self isolate

RCMP say a student in Wolfville, N.S., is facing a $1,000 fine after officers received a complaint on Sept. 10., that a student from outside the Atlantic bubble was not self-isolating.

Upon investigation, officers determined that the student had violated the Health Protection Act. The individual was issued a $1,000 summary offence ticket as a result.

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Police did not say what school the student attended but Wolfville is the location of Acadia University.

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Post-secondary students have been a major concern for the province with students from across the country travelling to Nova Scotia’s universities.

All post-secondary students are supposed to receive three COVID-19 tests during a 14 day self-isolation period, but a few students have been found not properly isolating.

Read more: Nova Scotia’s Université Sainte-Anne expels student who failed to self-isolate

Three students in Antigonish, N.S., where St. Francis Xavier University is located, and another student in Wolfville were fined over the Labour Day weekend for not self-isolating.

Another student in Antigonish, N.S., was fined at the end of August while the Université Sainte-Anne announced on Friday that they expelled a student who failed to self-isolate and later tested positive for COVID-19.

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