COVID-19 update: Three PINS issued in state’s south

Two people have been issued infringement notices over alleged breaches of the Public Health Act in the state’s south.

Officers from Riverina Police District commenced an investigation after receiving information about a 20-year-old woman who was allegedly not self-isolating after returning to The Rock, in the state’s south west, from an address in Melbourne last week.

Police allege the woman, who held a border region resident permit, never resided at her nominated address, and had travelled to locations in Victoria that were outside the designated border region.

Following inquiries, officers attended a home in The Rock and spoke to the woman on Sunday 4 October 2020.

She was issued two infringement notices under the Public Health Act for providing false information with COVID-19 Border Control and failing to comply with noticed direction with COVID-19.

In an unrelated incident, a 22-year-old man was stopped by police after attempting to enter New South Wales on the Sturt Highway at Buronga about 10.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 7 October 2020).

Police allege the man was unable to provide a permit and was directed to return to Victoria; however, he allegedly attended a second checkpoint in Curlwaa a short time later and attempted to cross into NSW, without a valid permit.

The South Australian man was issued a $1000 PIN for failing to comply with noticed direction with COVID-19.

Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches of any ministerial direction or behaviour which may impact on the health and safety of the community.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: Information is treated in strict confidence.

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