RIVERINA police issued a penalty infringement notice to a Gundagai man failing to self-quarantine during the coronavirus crisis.
A police media spokesperson said the 28-year-old man, travelling with two companions, arrived from New Zealand on March 20 where he was told to enter a 14-day self-isolation period once he returned to his home in Gundagai.
The spokesperson said police officers went to the address about 10.30am yesterday to conduct a welfare and compliance check, however the man was not home.
They said the man was later stopped by police driving his vehicle on Sheridan Street.
"For failing to self-quarantine, the man was issued with a Penalty Infringement Notice," the spokesperson said.
It was one of 13 penalty infringement notices issued across NSW yesterday in relation to alleged breaches of the Public Health Act.
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