Victoria police given 'extraordinary powers' to enforce Covid-19 restrictions

Premier Daniel Andrews announces tougher regime and $4,957 on-the-spot fines as the state records 11 more coronavirus deaths and 439 new cases

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Police in Victoria have been given “extraordinary powers” to enforce limitations on people’s movement and to issue individuals on-the-spot fines of up to $5,000, as the state recorded 11 more Covid-19 deaths and 439 additional cases of the virus overnight.

The $4,957 penalty, which can be issued for breaching quarantine and isolation orders, is the largest on-the-spot fine on the statute books in Victoria.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Victoria police given 'extraordinary powers' to enforce Covid-19 restrictions ———

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