The prosecutor in French Polynesia has reminded people fined for breaching Covid-19 restrictions to make a donation to the Red Cross by the end of the next month to be spared a criminal record.
Between late March and late April almost 7,000 people were caught defying the restriction of movement or the curfew, but many people have yet to pay the fine.
The prosecutor said they have the option of paying at least $US50 to the Red Cross or being taken to court.
He said if taken to court, they could be fined up to $US850.
To encourage donations, text messages will be sent out as reminders every week