A 23-year-old woman who was found loitering near Launceston General Hospital after a car was allegedly broken into has been charged with a COVID-19 related offence.
Police were called to the area about 8.45pm Wednesday where they located two men and two women.
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The 23-year-old woman did not have a reasonable excuse to be away from her home, police say, and was charged with failing to comply with a public health direction.
Police also charged her with unlawfully possessing a dangerous article in a public place and possessing an implement with intent to commit a crime.
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Inquiries are continuing and anyone with information should contact Northern CIB on 131 444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police said people could be absent from their primary residences if they had a lawful reason as outlined by the Director of Public Health.
Incidents where a false claim by a person to be infected with COVID-19 would be taken very seriously, police said.
Under the Emergency Management Act, community members can be fined up to $16,800 or jailed for up to six months if they failed to comply with a lawful requirement or the direction of an emergency management worker.
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