Victorians From Hotspot Suburbs Now Face $11,000 Fines if They Enter NSW

Henrietta Strickland
July 3, 2020

Fourteen new coronavirus cases were confirmed in NSW on Wednesday, and each patient had travelled from Victoria.

The changes come amid indications as many as six Victorian teams will rotate through the Western Australia quarantine hub experience, with the AFL confirming Geelong and Collingwood will be the first Victorian teams to quarantine in Western Australia.

In a bid to keep the national competition going amid Victoria's rising COVID-19 infection rates, 7NEWS reporter Mark Stevens says all Victorian clubs could be forced to stay and play elsewhere for at least a month.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Tuesday her government was not now contemplating a closure of the NSW-Victoria border.

It comes after Queensland yesterday announced that interstate visitors would be welcomed back to the sunshine state from July 10, except those from Victoria.

However, she warned NSW residents were becoming lax on social distancing measures, with the threat of outbreak still elevated. I have noticed in and around my movements that people are starting to relax a little bit too much for my liking.

"Assume everybody in and around you has the disease".

"I'm obviously concerned about the outbreak, and I'm pleased that the premier has taken the action he's taken by putting in place the lockdown for the outbreak in those suburbs", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a televised news conference, referring to the Victorian state government.

The Victorian Government has announced a return to stage-3 lockdown measures for more than 30 suburbs across 10 postcodes in Melbourne.

People trying to enter NSW stadiums from this week will also be required to show their driver's licence to prove they're not from Victoria.

"The penalties we've put in place actually reflect what our own citizens are up for if they breach the guidelines (or) do anything which could harm someone else during the pandemic", Ms Berejiklian told the Nine Network.

Meanwhile, the Victorian government is strongly urging residents of the ten hot-zone postcodes to get tested for coronavirus, irrespective of whether they're showing symptoms.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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