Nova Scotia's COVID-19 fines have been ramped up following a huge party in Halifax that began on Friday night.

Just hours after a new lockdown was announced for the Halifax Regional Municipality and some surrounding areas, police responded to reports of a large social gathering on Jubilee Road on Saturday morning at around 1 a.m.

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According to CBC News, officers issued fines of $1,000 each to the 22 people in attendance for failing to comply with the province's COVID-19 regulations.

Shortly after, a photo began circulating on social media showing the group of young people appearing to hold the fines issued by police. Images were captioned, "Tickets on tickets #worthit."

Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin took to Twitter on Sunday, April 25, to confirm that the province would be increasing fines from $1,000 to $2,000 for breaking public health protocols. He also took a moment to add, "Reminder** - the gathering limit for the HRM remains at a maximum of 5 people."