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Partygoers fined $21k in fines for breaching COVID-19 restrictions

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A birthday party in has cost guests a total of $21,476 after party goers were found flouting Victoria’s strict COVID-19 restrictions.

A birthday party in has cost guests a total of $21,476 after partygoers were found flouting Victoria's strict COVID-19 restrictions.

Victoria Police received a report of a party at a Bentleigh address in Melbourne's south east early this morning.

When officers arrived they found a birthday with about 20 occupants not wearing masks or social distancing.

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Several people climbed onto the roofs of neighbouring businesses and fled.

Four partygoers were found hiding on the roof of a neighbouring premises and received a fine once they came down.

Overall, police identified 13 people were fined $1652.

Overall, Victoria Police issued a total of 79 fines for COVID-19 rule breaches in the last 24 hours,

Close to 2000 spot checks have been conducted on people at homes, businesses and public places across the state.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-victoria-police-partygoers-fined-21k-total-for-breaching-gathering-restrictions/f287f0d1-e84d-476b-83ec-ffd5cfe148a6

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