Gamers fined $3000 for playing video games during coronavirus lockdown

Australian police fine 3 gamers $3000 for playing video games in their lounge room amid coronavirus lockdown.

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Published Wed, Apr 8 2020 5:41 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

It appears that gamers Down Under are getting hurt by the coronavirus restrictions, with 3 gamers in Victoria, Australia being fined $1652 AUD ($1018) for playing games in a lounge room.

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Victoria Police have been doing spot checks throughout the state to make sure that Australians are following their (very strict) coironavirus lockdown rules, where 3 gamers who don't live together, were in a lounge room at one house and were fined for breaching the coronavirus lockdown rules.

Victoria, Australia is currently under stage 3 restrictions, meaning no more than two people (except for members of your immediate household) can gather together. These rules were introduced by the Victorian government on March 31.

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Police have so far conducted 835 spot checks in homes, businesses and other non-essential services across the state of Victoria, and this is in the last 24 hours alone -- all part of "Operation Sentinel". 114 fines have been slapped to Australians in the state.

Victorian Police have conducted a whopping 16,039 spot checks since March 21, while within the last 24 hours 7 people were issued infringements after breaching social distancing and gathering laws -- where they were having a dinner party. Another 4 people were fined after they were busted walking the streets looking for drugs. Another group of friends were fined for just hanging out in the park.

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