A 24-year-old Ottawa resident who recently returned from a trip to Rwanda was charged Tuesday with violating the Quarantine Act.
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It is an anonymous denunciation that led the police to the place where the young man was to do his compulsory quarantine, on King Edward Avenue.
When the police arrived at the scene, they found the individual with two other men.
The young man was therefore charged with “failing to comply with a condition of entry (self-isolation for 14 days) under section 58 of the Quarantine Act, expressly not receiving visitors and to restrict contact with others within the quarantine or isolation place, ”Ottawa police said in a statement Wednesday.
The two visitors of the offender received verbal notification only.
Authorities said the young man returned from Rwanda on January 12 and was to remain in quarantine until January 27.
He could now be given a hefty fine for violating this federal law.