Of these 53, many were issued to people who had no reason to give for not wearing a mask and refused to accept a mask offered by police or Protective Services Officers, according to police.
Others who were fined included a group of people caught by police congregating around a fire at a property in Frankston in Melbourne’s south.
Twelve people were at the home when police attended and all were fined.
In a separate incident, a group of five men found drinking alcohol at a reserve in Casey were also fined.
Fines were also issued to three men who had travelled from Clayton to Melbourne’s CBD and were eating lunch together in a public place.
More than 20,000 vehicles were stopped and checked across the main arterial roads around Melbourne yesterday, with six fines issues to rule-breakers at the checkpoints.
Police also conducted a further 5068 spot checks on people at homes, businesses and in public places across the state.
These include people who have been confirmed to have COVID-19 and their close contacts, who are meant to be in self isolation at home.
Source: 9News | BBC News & Gossip