Coronavirus outbreak: Health Minister warns of 'significant penalties' if COVID-19 quarantines violated

Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Wednesday that the government is done asking those returning to Canada from other countries to respect the request to go directly home and stay there for 14 days. She is now invoking the Quarantine Act to force them to do so. Hajdu warned that those who do not obey government-imposed COVID-19 quarantine restrictions would face "significant penalties."