Three friends from Australia were given a hefty fine after breaking coronavirus lockdown by meeting to play video games together.
According to the reports, Victoria Police caught the trio amid a spot check at one of their homes where they were seen playing video games.
After finding out that the friends didn’t live together, the officers fined them AUD 1,652 (around USD 1,000) each for ‘unnecessary travel.’
As per the tightened restrictions, all social gatherings consisting of more than two people, excluding members of the same household, are prohibited.
In addition, residents are not allowed to go outdoors unless they have a justified reason such as buying essentials, going to work, attending medical care, or exercising.
In an attempt to curb the coronavirus infections curve, the police have been conducting spot checks and issuing hefty fines to lockdown violators.
Besides the three friends who met for gaming, the police issued infringements to several other people including a group who met for a dinner party, a group who was seen hanging out in a park, and individuals walking outside without a proper reason among others.
In another incident, the police issued the same fine to 17-year-old Hunter Reynolds who was accused of unnecessary travel after she was caught learning how to drive with her mom present in the passenger seat.
According to the reports, the mother and daughter traveled nearly 20 miles away from their home and breached COVID-19 restrictions.
In their case, however, the fine was reviewed after the teen went public with her story and started planning on fighting it in the court.
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