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Two men from regional Victoria breach COVID-19 rules after strip club visit

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Two men from regional Victoria have been fined for breaching the state’s coronavirus restrictions after attempting to visit a strip club in Melbourne.

Two men from regional Victoria have been fined for breaching the state's coronavirus restrictions after attempting to visit a strip club in Melbourne.

The men were stopped by Victoria Police at a vehicle checkpoint in the Macedon Ranges and issued with the penalty for a Stage 4 restricted area.

Police said the pair had planned to "attend a strip club" but arrived to find none of the clubs open.

A total of 82 fines were issued fines overnight after breaching Victoria's Chief Health Officer COVID-19 directions.

Melbourne's last night of coronavirus curfew

Of this number, 13 failed to wear a face mask when leaving home and 11 breaches were recorded at checkpoints.

Among them was a Melton woman who was on board a train between Sunshine and Southern Cross station, outside the 5km radius from her home.

She told police she was going into the city to buy organic food.

Victoria has recorded eight new coronavirus infections today, bringing the total number of active cases to 261.

The numbers bring Melbourne's rolling average to 12, down from 12.8 yesterday.

Regional Victoria is on the cusp of a zero case average, with no new cases resulting in a 0.1 rolling average today.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-melbourne-two-men-from-regional-victoria-fined-for-breaching-after-strip-club-visit/31c001db-a05c-4850-be1e-0c310ca3008f

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