COVID-19 Patients Fined for Leaving Isolation in Sydney

New South Wales (NSW) Police fined five COVID-19 patients for allegedly breaching self-isolation orders in Sydney on Aug. 30.

NSW police said in a statement that officers issued AU$5,000 fines to five men who revealed that they had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been ordered to undergo self-isolation for 14 days.

The police found the men, whose ages range from 23 to 32, sitting at a table without masks in the suburb of Leppington at 11: 30 a.m. during a patrol as part of ongoing COVID-19 compliance checks.

The police escorted them back to their mandatory isolation.

According to data from the NWS government, the southeastern Australian state recorded 1,168 new cases on Aug. 31, bringing the statewide tally to 26,820 since January 2020.

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