Coronavirus Canada Updates: Saskatchewan patient fined for not self-isolating after positive COVID-19 diagnosis

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Saskatchewan patient fined for not self-isolating after positive COVID-19 diagnosis
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Saskatchewan patient fined for not self-isolating after positive COVID-19 diagnosis

The Moose Jaw Police Service have fined a person with COVID-19 after they failed to self-isolate.

Police were alerted to the incident on Saturday following a complaint.

The person was fined $2,800 under the public health order. Anyone who tests positive for the virus is required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Both the police and the Saskatchewan Health Authority have taken steps to notify and alert members of the public who were in contact with the person, officials say.

– Nunavut reports community spread of COVID-19

Nunavut is managing 18 active COVID-19 cases in the province, with 10 new cases confirmed on Sunday.

Nine of the newly reported cases are in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to 1, and one case is in Rankin Inlet, bringing the community’s case total to two. The Rankin Inlet case has been linked to Arviat.

“Due to the number cases of COVID-19 in Arviat, anyone from Arviat who left the community on or after November 2 is being asked to immediately isolate for 14 days wherever they are,” a statement from Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer reads. “In addition, to protect Elders in Arviat, there will be no visitors allowed at the Elders’ centre for at least two weeks.

“Exemptions to this rule will need to be approved by the public health doctor on call.”

Territorial officials are stating that community transmission is present in Arviat alone.

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