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Covid breaches: Cops fine 15 people in a week

FIFTEEN people have been fined and one person has been charged for breaching COVID-19 health directions in the past week. 

The week of fines began when a 34-year-old man allegedly refused — repeatedly — to check into a city retail store on Friday (July 16). He was charged with using offensive language in a public place and failing to comply with a direction of the chief health officer.

On Wednesday, July 21 police issued a fine to a 19-year-old Garran woman after she returned to the ACT from North Sydney on July 14 without obtaining an exemption or adhering to quarantine requirements.

The woman has since received an exemption from ACT Health, and is completing the required isolation period at home.

Then on Saturday (July 17), 14 university students were each issued $1000 fines for breaching health directions.

The students remain in isolation at their university residences.

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