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Coronavirus: Lindsay, Ont. resident charged with failing to self-quarantine for 14 days

A Lindsay, Ont., resident has been charged with failing to self-quarantine for 14 days.
A Lindsay, Ont., resident has been charged with failing to self-quarantine for 14 days. CIty of Kawartha Lakes Police Service

A Lindsay, Ont., resident has been charged with failing to self-quarantine following a compliance check by police.

City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service say that on Tuesday, the Public Health Agency of Canada contacted the service to request assistance in completing a quarantine compliancy check at a residence in Lindsay.

Police were informed a resident was ordered to remain at home and quarantine for 14 days after recently returning to Canada from a foreign country — a policy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Officers say they didn’t find the resident at home, and determined the person was visiting another community and not abiding by the quarantine order.

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Police returned to the home on Wednesday and issued the resident with a ticket for failing to comply with an order under Section 58 of the Quarantine Act.

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Upon conviction, the charge carries a fine of $1,130, police said.

Police say it’s the first time the service has issued a charge under the authority of the Quarantine Act.

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