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NSW woman fined, massage parlour shut down for coronavirus restriction breaches

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A woman who breached quarantine regulations after returning from Bali is one of five people in NSW who have been handed infringement notices for flouting coronavirus public health orders.

A woman who breached quarantine regulations after returning from Bali is one of five people in NSW who have been handed infringement notices for flouting coronavirus public health orders.

Police from Thursday had the power to hand out fines of $1000 to individuals and $5000 to businesses that breach public health orders or ministerial directions.

The 65-year-old woman returned to Sydney from Bali on Saturday and was told she was subject to a public health order and was required to quarantine for 14 days.

Police received information she has contravened the public health order and on Monday visited her home in Redhead, south of Newcastle, and issued her with a warning for breaching the order.

Officers received further information she had left her home on Thursday morning and was in breach of the order.

About 1.45pm on Thursday officers returned to the woman's home and issued her with a $1000 penalty infringement notice.

A massage parlour on Sussex St in Sydney's CBD was identified on Thursday as still operating, in contravention of a public health order.

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The female owner of the business was issued with a $5000 penalty infringement notice.

Three female staff members were also given $1000 notices.

"No one is above the law. If you decide to ignore a direction, you will be caught, and you may very well find yourself slapped with a hefty fine," Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said in a statement on Thursday.

"The fact that people are still not complying is the reason why we have police out in full force enforcing these directions.

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"This behaviour is not only reckless and stupid, but potentially deadly."

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-nsw-police-fines-lockdown-quarantine-breaches-individuals-businesses/1f79b8f6-bccb-4746-b9c3-0b6c89412058

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