Two parties shut down in Melbourne lockdown zones

Australian Associated Press
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A group of 11 partying at the border of the locked-down area of Melbourne are some of the latest Victorians fined for breaching coronavirus restrictions.

The partygoers had gathered at a short-term rental apartment in Point Cook and were fined for breaching the Victorian chief health officer guidelines to stay at home.

Another nine people gathered at a private home in the CBD were also fined.

Twenty people were fined when two separate parties were shut down within Melbourne's lockdown zone. Source: Getty/FILE
Twenty people were fined when two separate parties were shut down within Melbourne's lockdown zone. Source: Getty/FILE

Victoria Police on Tuesday said they had issued 88 fines in the past 24 hours and checked almost 25,000 vehicles at main roads checkpoints.

More than 5000 spot checks were also conducted at homes, business and public places across the state.

A man and woman, both in their 80s, died of coronavirus in a Victorian hospital on Tuesday as the state announced 270 new cases.

The state’s death toll has climbed to 26 with Australia’s total number of deaths now at 110.

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