As COVID-19 spreads throughout Alberta, new rules have come into effect under the Public Health Act, enacted by the Chief Medical Officer.
Among them are restrictions on visits to health care facilities and continuing care centres, a prohibition from attending in-person classes or large gatherings, and rules surrounding physical distancing, among others.
The Calgary Police Service announced in a release that they have issued seven summons in relation to the new coronavirus-caused Public Health Act rules.
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According to the release, three of the individuals had been charged with Theft Under, Possession of Heroin, and Breaching a Court Order following a traffic stop on what police state to be a stolen vehicle that contained drugs.
All three were charged with non-compliance under the Public Health Act on top of the previously mentioned charges.
One person was charged with Assault after they allegedly intentionally coughed in a person’s face after a verbal dispute, the release states. The alleged incident took place at a grocery store on March 26.
Another person was charged with mischief on April 8 after allegedly licking their hands and touching items in a pharmacy following a different verbal altercation.
Two other tickets had been issued under the Public Health Act, though details on those incidents were not included in the release.