New South Wales has ALL arrivals from Victoria under mandatory hotel quarantine as 200 passengers a day flow in from the coronavirus capital of Melbourne
All arrivals from Victoria in New South Wales will have to be quarantined for 14 days.
As of Thursday midnight, residents will only be allowed to return to the state through Sydney Airport unless they live within the NSW border regions.
Like foreign arrivals, they will have to stay at their own expense in a government-run hotel quarantine.
Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian said the new line of defense would further reduce the risk of the virus spreading through the state.
Border permits are also further restricted.
From Thursday midnight, residents will only be allowed to return to the state through Sydney Airport unless they live within the NSW border regions
“We love our Victorian fellow citizens, but their infection rate is incredibly high at the moment and is not decreasing.
“ We are reviewing and tightening some of those definitions to ensure that only those with absolutely necessary requirements are met [are allowed to enter]Berejiklian said Wednesday afternoon.
There would be exceptions, she said.
“The death of a direct family member would be an example of a situation where we would naturally let people enter NSW.”
Dr. Kerry Chant said the change will reduce the number of people entering NSW from Victoria and reduce the risk of community transmission.
The move comes as an alarming number of Melbourne travelers continue to flock to Sydney.
For the past week, between 100 and 200 people have arrived from Harbor City every day from the coronavirus capital of Australia.
More to come