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Qld arrivals nabbed for flagrant COVID rule breach

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Police appear to have finally lost patience with those flouting Tasmanian Health's stay-at-home orders in the wake of the Queensland COVID-19 Delta outbreak. 

Two people who recently arrived in Launceston from south east Queensland have been fined $774 each.

Health Secretary Katherine Morgan Wicks confirmed the pair was issued penalty notices on Tuesday.

One was reportedly caught at the BWS on Wellington Street, the other was attemping a trip to Deloraine.

"They've both been issued with a police infringement notice and with that, roughly a $700 fine," she said. 

The stay-at-home rule applies to people in Tasmania who have arrived on or since July 17 from any of the 11 local government areas (LGAs) in Queensland now in lockdown.

Last weekend four tourists from the Sunshine State who tried to enter Cradle Mountain National Park were officially cautioned by authorities.

A 19-year-old from Southern Tasmania who visited Hobart's waterfront was also warned.

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