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Australia 'Police will be relentless': Two breaches of self-isolation in NSW

06:00  24 july  2020
06:00  24 july  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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NSW Police said there have been two significant breaches in the last 48 hours from people travelling into the state from Victoria who are required to " Police will be relentless . It's not just about a knock on the door and if we cant find the person then forgetting about it. "In fact it increases our willingness

' Police will be relentless ': Two breaches of self - isolation in NSW . NSW Police said there have been two significant breaches in the last 48 hours from people travelling into the state from Victoria who are required to self-isolate.

a man wearing glasses: NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys said officers will be © 9News NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys said officers will be

NSW Police said there have been two significant breaches in the last 48 hours from people travelling into the state from Victoria who are required to self-isolate.

Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys said officers carried out around 700 inspections in the last 48 hours checking on people instructed to be in quarantine.

One of the breaches was a man from the Riverina region who returned from Victoria was found twice breaching self-isolation who was fined.

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The NSW Police Minister David Elliott said individuals would be given fines of ,000 and corporations would be hit with fines of ,000 for breaches . The new penalties would also extend to people found to be not following self - isolation rules. Police also said people could also be jailed for up to six months

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Mr Worboys said "the time for excuses is over".

He said NSW Police will track anyone down not complying with self-isolation orders.

"Police will be relentless. It's not just about a knock on the door and if we cant find the person then forgetting about it.

"In fact it increases our willingness to go back to make further inquiries.

"Particularly some our country locations where police can easily find out where people work, where people live, where they go to, and people need to take this seriously."

a person riding on the back of a truck: Police check residents at the Albury-Wodonga border. © Nine Police check residents at the Albury-Wodonga border.

It comes as NSW recorded just seven new cases of coronavirus and a record 36,169 tests were carried out in the past 24 hours.

Six cases are linked to the Thai Rock restaurant cluster in Wetherill Park, and one is still under investigation.

Of the six Thai Rock cluster cases, three are linked to Our Lady of Lebanon church, and three are close contacts of other cases, including two at a workplace, NSW Health said.

https://twitter.com/NSWHealth/status/1286466265129922560?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

There were no new cases linked to the Crossroads Hotel today.

There are now 56 cases associated with the Crossroads Hotel cluster, 52 cases associated with the Thai Rock restaurant and eight cases associated with the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club.


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Scott Morrison adviser in isolation after being linked to virus case .
A senior adviser to Prime Minister Scott Morrison is in self isolation after he was linked to a coronavirus case. The man has been confirmed as a close contact of a case at the Apollo Greek restaurant in Potts Point, in Sydney's east, on Saturday, July 25.He has since returned a negative result from a COVID-19 test but will remain in self isolation, it is understood.

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