TikTok jokes about Victorians after the rest of Australia closed its borders to the coronavirus-stricken state
‘Let me in!’ TikTok makes fun of Victorians after the rest of Australia closed their borders to the coronavirus-stricken state
- TikTok users have joked about Victorians cut off from the rest of Australia
- The Melburnians were re-enlisted on Thursday during a spike in COVID-19 cases
- NSW-Victoria border is closed and Victorians entering QLD will be rejected
TikTok users have joked about Victorians re-entering the lockdown and not being allowed to travel to other states amid a second wave of coronavirus cases.
Residents of metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, north of the city, will be back at home for six weeks from Thursday as the state tries to control the outbreak.
The NSW-Victoria border was closed for the first time in 101 years this week, and Victorians attempting to enter Queensland will be rejected.
Pictured: TikTok users have made fun of Victorians as the rest of Australia closes its borders to the state after a second wave of coronavirus cases
The rest of Australia continues to enjoy relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, and Victoria has become an easy target on the video sharing platform.
A TikTok video showed a man posing as an NSW forcibly closing a door to Victoria.
The man then posed as Victoria on the other side of the door as the state tried to penetrate the opening.
“Let me in,” said the man on the other side.
Another TikTok user used the ‘Mr. Blue Sky ‘trend to recreate the different experiences of Australians across the country.
The NSW resident, dressed in casual winter clothing, lifted their cheers as they left their home as the Queenslander drove out in a shirt and barefoot wearing a VB in hand.
A TikTok user used the ‘Mr. Blue Sky ‘(photo) trend to mimic the different experiences of Australians across the country
Victoria then tried to leave the house, but instead ran into a screen door (left), while the ‘rest of Australia’ was wary of going outside (right)
Victoria then tried to leave the house, but instead ran into a screen door, a reflection of their relaunched home order.
The video suggested that the “ rest of Australia ” be wary of the pandemic and just look out wearing a face mask and hand sanitizer.
Melburnians and residents of Mitchell Shire, north of the city, are now only allowed to leave their home to fetch food and supplies, receive or give care, exercise, and study or work.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews says it’s critical that Melburnians don’t break the rules and head to regional Victoria, which is largely coronavirus-free.
Victoria registered another 134 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the second-highest daily total after a record 191 cases on Tuesday.
Of the state’s new cases, only 11 were linked to known outbreaks, while 123 were investigated on Wednesday.
South Australia closed their borders to Victoria on Thursday, while Western Australia and Tasmania remain closed to the rest of the country.
The Northern Territory has declared all of Victoria a hot spot for the coronavirus and will keep its borders closed to the southern state when it opens to the rest of the country on July 17.
A series of TikTok videos that make fun of Victoria have appeared in the social media app
Victoria is battling a second wave of COVID-19 cases, and the Melburnians have been locked up for another six weeks on Thursday