TWO people allegedly travelling from Dubbo to Ballina without a reasonable excuse to do so have been hit with hefty fines after Oxley police officers pulled them over on Gap Road at Werris Creek.
Oxley Police District Superintendent Kylie Endemi said the fines were one example of the 13 penalty infringement notices handed out by local officers over the past 24 hours.
"It's disappointing that we're still seeing people moving through our communities in contravention of the public health order," she said.
"But from a community point of view you can have confidence in the fact that we are detecting those people and taking action against them."
Superintendent Endemi also highlighted an incident where two people were handed a court attendance notice for breaches of the public health order when they were allegedly court breaking into a home at Gunnedah.
"Again, it's a minority of people doing the wrong thing but pleasingly we are certainly detecting those who continue to flout the public health orders," she added.
Armidale's COVID connection with Mudgee
Health officials are waiting on a secondary test, before confirming an Armidale man has tested positive to COVID-19.
While the case was announced by the state government on Friday morning, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall told the ACM the man's secondary test had not come back yet, and the case could be a 'false positive'.
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The man who works in the aviation industry was tested on Monday at the Laverty drive-through site at Armidale Airport, then on Wednesday left the city for Mudgee in Central West NSW.
The result came back positive for COVID-19 on Thursday morning.
Anyone who had been in contact with him for the day he was back in Armidale was ordered to isolate after being tested on Thursday, Mr Marshall said.
The Western NSW Local Health District in Mudgee did the second test on the man.
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