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Only one ticket handed out by HRP since Monday for COVID-19 violations

Overall, 152 tickets have been issued by HRP since Premier Stephen McNeil declared a state of emergency
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Halifax Regional Police have handed out only one more ticket for violations of the province's Emergency Management Act and Health Protection Act since Monday.

Overall, 152 tickets have been issued by HRP since Premier Stephen McNeil declared a state of emergency. Most have been for being in a prohibited area.

In addition, Nova Scotia RCMP have charged 5 people throughout the province since April 28 for a total of 190.

All municipal parks, beaches, playgrounds and sports fields/courts are also closed until further notice.

In addition, provincial parks, beaches and tourist attractions are shut down.

Anyone parking in a lot that is part of a provincial or municipal park risks being ticketed and/or towed.

The fine for being in a prohibited area under the Emergency Management Act is $697.50.

The fine for violations under the Health Protection Act -- which include not practising social distancing or self-isolation -- is $7,500 for a business and $1,000 for a person.

So far, HRP have responded to 1,462 COVID-19 related calls.

"We advise members of the public to educate themselves on the directives and Covid-19 enforcement measures at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/," said police in a news release.

There's also information on HRP's website.

"Let's work together to curb the spread of the virus," police said.




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