The Northern Territory police have reiterated federal warnings to stay home this Easter and threatened hefty fines to those not abiding by the strict coronavirus guidelines.
Physical distance monitoring and enforcing the public gathering limit of ten persons continues, while Territorians have also been strongly advised to observe the two person limit where possible.
The key message highlighted by police to all Territorians has been "Stay home, if you can".
Commander Tony Fuller, the Incident controller at the Emergency Operations Centre, said every Territorian needs to take responsibility to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
"Stay home, keep to your immediate family', Commander Fuller said.
"It's important that we limit our contact with others. The NT is the only jurisdiction that hasn't had a death due to the virus and so far there's been no community transmission, we want it to stay that way.
"This Easter, if you can, support your local businesses and restaurants, order some takeaway. Money that you might have spent camping can be put towards supporting locals.
"Most parks are closed and fishing is only possible at certain spots.
"Police will be highly visible over the Easter weekend. If you are fishing it should be no more than two in a boat or just immediate family groups.
"Groups should not be congregating and social distancing must be observed. We are asking people to cooperate, we don't want to have the hard line approach that is being enforced interstate but that can be enacted should people fail to behave responsibly.
"The public can be assured that fines will be issued to anyone not respecting the community and doing the right thing," Commander Fuller said.
At the time of writing, 2,668 compliance checks have now been completed upon those in mandatory quarantine with seven fines issued.
The NT government has stated that it is pleased with the lack of community transmissions of COVID-19 thus far, but urged Territorians against complacency over the long weekend.
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