Vic crooks being hit with fines
CROOKS are copping a double whammy from police, being fined for breaching social distancing rules when they’re caught committing crimes.
Police handed out another 55 fines for those breaching the state’s stage three restrictions, including people charged with assault, weapon and drug offences. Groups are also continuing to flout the law, including five friends who were caught having a party in Melbourne’s northwest.
Emergency laws have been passed and an investigation is under way into a coronavirus outbreak at a Melbourne psychiatric facility, with the Government warning the pandemic is far from over.
Fourteen COVID-19 cases have been connected to Albert Road Clinic, a private 80-bed psychiatric facility run by Ramsay Health Care.
Victoria’s chief health officer Brett Sutton said the clinic had effectively been shut down.