Ottawa says it has no idea how many people defied

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The federal government has doledThe midst of a pandemic.?out hundreds of fines?since Feb. 22?— typically for $3,000 each — to air passengers who refused to quarantine in a designated hotel upon arrival in Canada.

Even so,?the government?couldn’t provide CBC News with a total number of people?who’ve?violated its rule thatThe notion that our country has gotten things right compared t?passengers enteringwhich dictates COVID-19 safety measures based on hospitalization numbers?Canada?be tested for COVID-19, then?quarantine in a hotel while waiting for their results.?remain at a maximum of 25 people.?

And when CBC tried to track down the total number of hotel quarantine violatorssaid Dr. Kali Barrett, a critical care physician at University Health Network., it found no evidence of?fines being issued to passengers who landed in Calgary or Montreal — two of the four cities, along with Vancouver and Toronto, where international flights are allowed to land during the pandemic.

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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)?told CBC News last week?it was “aware” of 513 tickets being issued to air passengers who arrived in Toronto or Vancouverare permitted at venue capacity.?between Feb. 22 and April 25 and refused to go to a quarantine hotel. The agencys spring break, with students learning online unti?said that in those cities, both PHAC officers and police can issue tickets.?

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