Man in Australia travels 32 km amid lockdown to eat his favourite butter chicken, ends up paying $1,652 as fine
New Delhi: COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have shown their impact in various forms. However, one that takes the cake was that of a man paying up $1,652 for a plate of butter chicken.
The incident happened in Australia where a man breached the chief health officer’s stage three COVID-19 restrictions. He traveled 32 km to satisfy his cravings for butter chicken at his favourite restaurant. This action, however, cost him $1,652 as fine for his disregard for the lockdown restrictions.
The man was allegedly caught by the police as he was driving from Werribee on the city’s west coast to the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) so that he could buy his butter chicken from his favourite restaurant.
Australia has a total number of 11,441 COVID-19 positive cases out of which 8,161 have recovered so far with 118 deaths. Additionally, there is a growth in the outbreak of community transmission in Victoria which has prompted authorities to restrict the normal movement of people.
This man was among the 74 other people who were fined for breaking the lockdown norms set to control the spread of novel coronavirus. Many were witnessed breaking the rules to gather in private or public places either to catch up with friends or to consume alcohol.