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Premier Daniel Andrews releases eerie CCTV photos of silent Melbourne streets as 53 people caught breaching curfew

Premier Daniel Andrews releases eerie CCTV photos of silent Melbourne streets as 53 people caught breaching curfew

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has released eerie photos of some of the state’s busiest thoroughfares, without a single vehicle along them.

It comes after Premier Daniel Andrews posted a number of photos to Facebook on Tuesday showing major Melbourne thoroughfares without a single vehicle, along with the caption, “thank you”.

Since Sunday Melburnians are only allowed to leave their homes within metropolitan Melbourne between 8pm and 5am for work, essential health or care and safety reasons.

Anyone caught travelling without a valid reason face $1652 fines.

Victoria’s Chief Police Commissioner Shane Patton said among the 53 people in breach of the curfew, three individuals were sprung coming back from a midnight McDonald’s run, and another travelled to a bottle-shop, also at midnight.

“It’s relatively easy to fine people, we’ve put an extra 250 police to this operation – that’s in addition to 1500, at times 1750, officers and PSO’s every day conducting random roadblock and checks,” he told 3AW on Wednesday morning.

“The chances of getting caught are more significant than ever before.”