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Owen Sound, Ont. man with COVID-19 ‘repeatedly and blatantly’ disregarded isolation order

Police charged the 26-year-old man for failing to comply with an order regarding a communicable disease. He was fined $880. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

Local police have charged a 26-year-old man who “repeatedly and blatantly” disregarded orders to isolate after testing positive for COVID-19 in Owen Sound, Ont.

Officers found the man had left his residence for non-essential purposes after the Grey Bruce Health Unit directed him to self-isolate at home earlier in the week.

Read more: Florida couple charged in northern Ontario after failing to self-isolate

In April, Dr. Ian Arra, Grey Bruce’s top doctor, issued an order for people who have tested positive for COVID-19, have virus symptoms, are a close contact of someone who’s tested positive or have been directed to self-isolate by public health.

The order was put in place to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Police charged the 26-year-old man for failing to comply with an order regarding a communicable disease. He was fined $880.

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