Categories World News AUSTRALIA: Victorian COVID-19 positive cases who are not at home to be hit with $5000 fine Post author By admin Post date August 4, 2020 No Comments on AUSTRALIA: Victorian COVID-19 positive cases who are not at home to be hit with $5000 fine CORONAVIRUS CRISIS Victorian COVID-19 positive cases who are not at home to be hit with $5000 fine Coronavirus: Victoria announces new COVID-19 penalties Positive cases or close contacts of those with COVID-19 who are found to not be self-isolating in Victoria will be hit with a record-breaking $5000 fine. From today, Victoria Police will be able to issue an on-the-spot fine of $4957 to people who breach their isolation orders. Offenders who make repeat breaches of the public health orders could face criminal charges in the magistrates court and a maximum penalty of $20,000. From today, Victoria Police will be able to issue an on-the-spot fine of $4957 to people who breach their isolation orders. (9News) Premier Daniel Andrews said that in 24 hours, more than 800 people who were meant to be self-isolating could not be found during routine doorknocks. “If you are supposed to be at home and you are not, then you face the prospect of a fine of up to $5000,” Mr Andrews said. “We don’t want it to come to that. We want people to be where they are supposed to be. Because that is how we will all get past this.” RELATED Breaking News and Live Updates: Record fines for isolation breaches revealed; 439 new cases in Victoria, 11 more dead; 12 new NSW cases; Nation’s cash rate stays at 0.25 per cent; Police officer ‘assaulted’ by woman over mask Australian officials visit Melbourne academic in notorious Iran desert jail Melbourne childcare arrangements still being discussed, as stage four restrictions come into effect on Thursday Those who are waiting for their COVID-19 test results will not be fined for failing to self-isolate. Mr Andrews said he did not want to deter people from getting tested by threatening them with a fine. He also said the state did not have the resources to doorknock up to 75,000 people who should be self-isolating at home waiting for their results. “I think the case has been pretty well made, if you have symptoms sufficient to get tested then the assumption has got to be that you have got it and that means stay at home, don’t go to work,” he said. State reels with more than 400 new cases Victoria’s death toll now stands at 147 after the state recorded 11 additional deaths and 439 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The state’s cumulative total of cases now stands at 12,335 as residents bunker down for the second day of stage four restrictions. In aged care, there remains 1186 active cases, which Premier Daniel Andrews describes as “a challenging setting”. Premier Andrews slammed the behaviour of some Victorians as “selfish”. “We’re working incredibly closely with the Commonwealth Government, with the private sector, public hospitals, private hospitals, literally hundreds and-ups of shifts that have been picked up by nurses out of our hospital system, a large team of people working together to provide the best care to those residents and get them what they need when they need it,” Mr Andrews said. “It is a confronting and challenging set of issues and I am deeply grateful to those staff who are stepping up and doing that important work.” — 9news Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInWhatsAppTelegramLike Loading... Related ← NIGERIA : Betsy Obaseki Felicitate With Idahosa At 77 → Nigeria Boko Haram: Governor says battle against militants being sabotaged You must log in to post a comment.