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Self-quarantine mandatory following out-of-country travel

Minister of Health Patty Hajdu says returning travelers must also refrain from using public transit on their way to self-isolation.
Patty Hajdu
Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu (

OTTAWA – Minister of Health Patty Hajdu says travellers returning home to Canada as of 12 a.m. on Thursday face a mandatory self-isolation for 14 days.

The move was made under the Quarantine Act.

“Earlier this month, we asked all travellers to self-isolate when they returned to Canada. Today, we are making this isolation mandatory under the Quarantine Act to better protect our most vulnerable,” Hajdu posted to her Twitter account.

The measures also make it tougher for those facing quarantine to get home, to keep the greater public safer from potential exposure to COVID-19.

“Individuals who exhibit symptoms on arrival in Canada are forbidden also from using public transit to travel to their places of self-isolation,” Hajdu said on Wednesday, speaking to the Senate, according to CTV News.

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