A virus-infected Melbourne couple whose road trip sparked a Covid scare in two states have been fined by NSW Police, after receiving significant fines from Queensland Police just weeks ago.
The couple, aged in their 40s, left their Melbourne home during a lockdown and travelled through regional NSW to Queensland.
The pair visited more than a dozen venues in NSW over four days, before they tested positive after their arrival in Queensland on June 5.
NSW did not shut its border with Victoria, but any travellers from the state were supposed to abide by the lockdown rules, even in NSW.
NSW Police on Friday said the pair had visited various businesses deemed 'essential services', including retail stores, food outlets, and service stations.
But they had also attended the Reading Cinemas in Dubbo on June 2 – a non-essential activity – and would be fined $1000 each.
The pair were also fined $4000 each by Queensland Police earlier this month for providing false information on their border declarations.
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