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NSW police crackdown in south-west Sydney results in eight fines for Covid rule breaches

One local barista says he feels police have exaggerated the rate of non-compliance in the region

New South Wales police inspected 87 businesses and issued 51 warnings and eight fines on the first day of a compliance “crackdown” in Sydney’s south-western suburbs targeting people breaching Covid lockdown rules.

An extra 100 officers, including some on horseback, patrolled the Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool local government areas on Friday. Residents said fines were issued for not wearing masks and leaving home for non-essential reasons.

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