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Coronavirus: Over 200 tickets issued across Nova Scotia since state of emergency declared

Halifax Regional Police patrol Point Pleasant Park on March, 23, 2020.
Halifax Regional Police patrol Point Pleasant Park on March, 23, 2020. Reynold Gregor/Global News

There have been over 200 tickets issued across Nova Scotia since the province declared a state of emergency last month to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Nova Scotia RCMP say a total of 116 people have been charged for offences under the Nova Scotia health protection and emergency management acts.

READ MORE: Halifax police seize vehicle, issue ticket to woman violating COVID-19 emergency order

Thirty-eight of those tickets have been issued since Thursday, RCMP added.

“We ask Nova Scotians to educate themselves on the directives and enforcement measures at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/,” police said in a news release Tuesday. “The RCMP thanks Nova Scotians for their continued support and to the vast majority who are adhering to the directives outlined by the provincial government.”

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Halifax Regional Police say 110 people have been charged since the state of emergency declaration, with 32 of those tickets coming since Thursday.

Fines under the health protection and emergency management acts range from $697.50 to $1,000.

READ MORE: Halifax Regional Police issue 39 coronavirus-related tickets over the weekend

Local police detachments have also issued COVID-19 tickets.

New Glasgow Regional Police say they charged five people Easter Sunday for failing to social distance, a violation of Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act. The police force also ticketed a 54-year-old man for failing to social distance in a Walmart.

Last week, the Amherst Police Department fined three people who had recently crossed the border into the province and were shopping at a local business.

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