Wild snow party at a resort near Perisher is shut down by cops as police dish out $9,000 in coronavirus fines
- East Jindabyne party, in south-east New South Wales, shut down on Saturday
- Twenty-seven people were found crammed into room following noise complaint
- A Maroubra birthday celebration was disbanded in early hours of Sunday
- Forty people also partied on beach and two teenagers were found unconscious
A wild party near the Perisher ski slopes was shut down and $9,000 in fines handed to people breaching coronavirus restrictions over the weekend.
Twenty-seven revellers were found crammed into a room at an East Jindabyne resort, in south-east New South Wales, following a noise complaint at 11pm on Saturday.
Only eight of the partygoers were staying at the resort and police handed $1,000 fines to seven men aged between 26 and 31 and a 29-year-old woman.
Earlier this week, skiers were warned to keep an eye out for anyone displaying flu-like symptoms after traces of COVID-19 was found in sewage water at Perisher.
A wild party near the Perisher ski slopes was shut down and $9,000 in fines handed to people breaching coronavirus restrictions over the weekend (pictured, the ski run at Mount Blue Cow at Perisher)
Earlier this week, skiers were warned to keep an eye out for anyone displaying flu-like symptoms after traces of COVID-19 was found in sewage water at Perisher (stock image)
Initial samples collected at the Perisher sewage treatment plant on Wednesday July 22 returned a positive result for the presence of COVID-19.
A birthday after-party was also disbanded in Sydney while two teenagers were treated for suspected alcohol poisoning from another unauthorised gathering.
More than 20 people were turfed out of a Maroubra apartment, in the eastern suburbs, at 1am on Sunday.
Police were told it was a party celebration and will later fine the 29-year-old host.
A party of up to 40 people are also believed to have gathered at Whiting Beach, on the north shore, before it went sideways.
Two 16-year-old girls were found unconscious from suspected alcohol poisoning and were taken to Royal North Shore Hospital.
Liquor and Gaming New South Wales has also fined Sydney’s Watsons Bay Hotel $5,000 after finding patrons drinking while standing and using poorly-spaced poker machines.
It was the 15th NSW venue to be fined in the past three weeks for COVID-related breaches.
‘It beggars belief that anybody would turn on the TV news bulletin today and see what’s going on in Melbourne and want to breach the law in NSW,’ NSW police minister David Elliott said.
NSW has also recorded its first coronavirus-related death in more than two months.
An 83-year-old man connected to the Crossroads Hotel cluster in southwest Sydney died on Saturday morning, taking the NSW death toll to 52 and the nationwide tally to 201.
NSW has also recorded its first coronavirus-related death in more than two months (pictured woman in face mask leaving Sydney Woolworths)
The popular Bavarian pub (pictured on Saturday) in Manly was forced to close for deep cleaning after a customer tested positive to the deadly virus
It was the first coronavirus-related death in NSW since late May.
‘While most cases in the past week have been associated with local clusters and close contacts of known cases, seven in the past week have not been able to be linked to known cases,’ Dr McAnulty said in a statement on Saturday.
‘These unlinked cases have been in people from southwestern Sydney, western Sydney, southeastern Sydney and Sydney local health districts.’
The Thai Rock Wetherill Park cluster is nearing 100 COVID-19 cases, while the cluster in Potts Point has reached 24 and the funeral events cluster sits at 25.
A popular venue on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, meanwhile, was on Saturday forced to shut after hosting a COVID-positive patron on the afternoon of July 24.
The Bavarian in Manly underwent deep cleaning and reopened to the public on Saturday afternoon. Patrons on the afternoon of July 24 should monitor for respiratory symptoms.
The Harpoon & Hotel Harry in Surry Hills, Matinee Coffee in Marrickville and Tan Viet in Cabramatta are among other venues required to undertake deep cleaning in recent days.