Authorities on patrol at Altona beach, Melbourne on Oct. 3 confronted a group of women and children who allegedly were not wearing masks.
In a police statement to The Epoch Times, the Victorian police alleged members of the group became aggressive upon being questioned with one female refusing to provide her name and address.
Another woman remonstrating with an officer—identified in the video clip as the first woman's sister—who allegedly was pregnant, was blocked and pushed away by an officer.
Victoria Police noted, the first woman who was arrested was later identified and found to be in breach of the five-kilometre travel restriction.
For violating the health directions, she was issued with three infringement notices and released while several others also received fines.
"Police will be conducting follow up investigations in relation to the incident and other activity at the beach yesterday to ensure any further breaches of the Chief Health Officer are appropriately dealt with," a statement said.
"Victoria Police will continue to proactively patrol public spaces and will not hesitate to fine those who clearly and blatantly breach the directions of the Chief Health Officer."
According to daily COVID-19 crime statistics, 186 infringements were issued over the weekend. Due to sunny weather in Melbourne, several of these fines were for people travelling beyond 5km to go to the beach.
Premier Daniel Andrews has been asked about COVID-19 infringements more frequently in daily press conferences following many incidents circulating social media and protests.
At a COVID update on Oct. 5, Andrews said he would prefer fines didn't exist but are needed to maintain order.