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24 charged since Wednesday by RCMP enforcing COVID-19 safety measures

Mounties say they've charged 185 people to date since the state of emergency was declared on March 22
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(Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

RCMP in the province have charged 24 people since April 22 with violations of the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts.

Mounties say they've charged 185 people to date since the state of emergency was declared on March 22.

All provincial parks, beaches and tourist attractions in Nova Scotia remain closed.

In addition, all municipal parks, beaches, playgrounds and sports fields/courts are shut down until further notice.

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.

"We all need to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19," said Mounties in a news release.

"The RCMP thanks Nova Scotians for their continued support and to the vast majority who are adhering to the directives outlined by the provincial government."




Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana & lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for HalifaxToday.ca.
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