Two Minnesotans charged with failing to comply with Canada's COVID-19 quarantine

They allegedly made stops on the way to their destination.
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Two Minnesotans have been charged with violating with the COVID-19 quarantine rules in Canada.

The Ontario Provincial Police say that David and Anne Sippell, 66 and 65, allegedly crossed the border at International Falls/Fort Frances and was told to drive directly to their destination and quarantine there for 14 days.

However, the pair, from Excelsior, Minnesota, were then seen making stops in Fort Frances, thus breaking the quarantine laws.

They have been charged with violating Canada's Quarantine Act, and face fines of up to $1,000.

They allegedly made the crossing on Wednesday, June 24.

WDIO reports that two Canadian men from Fort Frances were charged with violating the act last month, after they failed to quarantine for two weeks after returning from a trip to the U.S.

Canada has seen 106,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and just under 8,700 deaths so far during the pandemic.

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