HALIFAX — Police in Nova Scotia are getting serious about imposing fines on people caught ignoring provincial orders aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.
On Sunday, Halifax Regional Police handed a $697 fine to a woman who was walking in Point Pleasant Park, which has been closed to visitors since the province declared a state of emergency on March 22.
As well, the woman's car was impounded.
On Saturday, the Truro Police Service issued a similar summary offence ticket to a 65-year-old man for failing to self isolate for 14 days after entering the province.
Truro police say they received several complaints alleging the man was "blatantly disregarding" self-isolation rules
Police Chief Dave MacNeil says the man was charged with violating the province's Health Protection Act, which carries a fine between $700 and $1,000.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 30, 2020.
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