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That’s an expensive party.
AUSTRALIAN CITY ORDERED INTO LOCKDOWN AGAIN AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE
A group celebrating a birthday party in Melbourne, Australia, was slapped with a $18,050 fine for violating coronavirus lockdown rules after police followed a KFC delivery order to its destination.
The partygoers had apparently ordered 20 meals at a KFC in the Melbourne suburb, Dandenong, at around 1:30 a.m. Friday, The Guardian reported.
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Police were reportedly tipped off about the large order. The officials then followed the delivery car to the townhouse that had placed the order and discovered the gathering – despite guests attempting to hide in the backyard and under beds, the outlet shared.
The group was issued 16 fines for breaking lockdown orders.
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The Victorian police commissioner, Shane Patton, called the behavior “absolutely ridiculous” in a statement to The Guardian.
“That’s $26,000[AUD] that birthday party is costing them. That’s a heck of a birthday party to recall and they’ll remember that one for a long time,” he said.
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Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia, has started its second lockdown in response to a spike in positive coronavirus cases. The newest lockdown will reportedly be in place for six weeks.