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No new COVID cases found, police make 2 arrests

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It's another record day for COVID-19 tests in Tasmania, 1,769 people showing up for a test in the past 24 hours.

We've passed the halfway point of the snap 3-day lockdown with no further COVID infections being revealed.

Public Health is urging anyone with any symptoms to come forward for a Coronavirus test, to help map any potential cases in the community.

In Southern Tasmania, we can get tested in the MyState Bank Arena (formerly the Derwent Entertainment Centre) car park.

This will be open until 6pm today, with no booking required, just turn up and get tested.

Cris Fitzpatrick Memorial Park in Gagebrook; with testing available to 9.00pm this evening.

Macquarie Point in Hobart is open until 9pm this evening.

To make a booking for this clinic, call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738, or visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au to book a test online.

To see where the closest testing clinic is to you, check out this map!

Premier Peter Gutwein has thanked the business community for their understanding during the shutdown.

"By going hard and going early our aim is to get through this as quickly as possible, significantly reducing the risk of a prolonged lockdown" Gutwein said.

In the meantime, Tasmania Police are out in full force to ensure we're all following Public Health advice.

From 6pm Friday night to 9pm last night, 376 compliance checks were conducted in southern Tasmania.

There were 25 COVID related reports to police overnight.

Three infringement notices were issued for failing to comply with mask requirements.

A 56-year-old Kingston man has been arrested and charged with failing to comply with a direction of the Director of Public Health and abusive language to a police officer.

A 46-year-old Hobart man was charged with failing to comply with a direction of the Director of Public Health after investigations into an unrelated matter found he had hosted a gathering at his home on Friday night.

Assistant Commissioner Jonathan Higgins has slammed the behaviour.

"Police will be taking a strong approach in dealing with those in the minority who continue to flout the rules and put other Tasmanians at risk."