Police hand out 5,000 fines in second coronavirus lockdown

Photo: DutchNews.nl
Photo: DutchNews.nl

Dutch police have handed out almost 5,000 fines to people breaking coronavirus regulations since the second lockdown was implemented in mid October, news website Nu.nl has reported.

The number of fines issued has gone up as the lockdown progresses, from 500 in the first week to 1,500 in the week to November 16, Nu.nl said. Most, however, are handed out at the weekend, particularly to people attending illegal parties, a spokesman told the website.

The basic fine for attending an illegal event is €95, but organisers face fines of €4,000.

In addition to fines, the police have also issued 7,390 official warnings.

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