Western Australian police enforce quarantine


The Western Australia state police force is using drones to deliver audio warnings to enforce the quarantine restrictions placed on some individuals and sending more than 200 officers to patrol the streets to break up gatherings and enforce social distancing in parks, beaches, and cafe strips. The state's premier, Mark McGowan, admitted the measures were extreme, but felt they were necessary to send the message to residents. Police have been granted greater powers to charge people if they breach the rules; the announcement came after two men were reported by the public and charged with breaching mandatory self-isolation laws after returning from overseas.

Source: https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/extreme-and-draconian-wa-police-launch-drones-to-enforce-social-distancing-rules-20200330-p54fdc.html

Writer: Heather McNeill
Publication: Western Australia Today