Melbourne woman claims she got ‘lost’ looking for toilet paper as she’s fined for coronavirus breach
Shopper who claimed she ‘got lost’ looking for toilet paper and a woman who held a party for a five-year-old are fined for breaching Victoria’s COVID-19 laws
- Woman fined for organising birthday party for a five-year-old in regional Victoria
- Police found 12 adults and eight children after going to a house in Latrobe area
- The woman who organised the party was fined $1,652 following police discovery
- Regional Victorians can’t have visitors to their home under stage three lockdown
A woman who held a birthday party for a five-year-old is among 192 people to have been fined for breaching Victoria’s draconian coronavirus restrictions.
Police found 12 adults and eight children when they went to a house in the Latrobe area of eastern Victoria.
The woman who organised the party was fined $1,652.
Regional Victoria is under stage three restrictions and residents are not allowed to have visitors inside their home unless they are visiting their partner or for compassionate reasons.
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A woman who held a birthday party for a five-year-old is among 192 people to have been fined for breaching Victoria’s coronavirus restrictions (stock image)
Police also fined seven youths holding a house party in Warrnambool and a Hawthorn woman who was found parked in St Kilda.
She had told the officer she was looking for a supermarket to buy toilet paper but got lost.
Of the fines, 20 were for not wearing a face mask outside of the home and 69 were for breaches of the 8pm-5am Melbourne curfew.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said on Sunday the number of cases in the state was still too high to roll back restrictions.
He also warned Melbournians who basked in the city’s warm weather on Saturday to obey the stage four restrictions imposed until September 13.
‘Let’s not make any choices that put at risk all of the progress we have made and could render all of the sacrifice we have made it meaningless,’ Mr Andrews said.
Police pictured in the Melbourne CBD on August 24. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has said case numbers in the state are too high to consider rolling back COVID-19 restrictions
‘We do not want that. No day at the beach is worth that.’
Victoria on Sunday recorded 114 new coronavirus cases and 11 more deaths.
The figures, confirmed by the Department of Health and Human Services, bring the state’s toll from the virus to 524 and the national total to 611.
It follows 94 new cases on Saturday, which was the first day since July 5 that cases were in the double digits.