Tourists staying in hostels and guest houses in Tasmania will have the time to leave until midnight on Sunday
‘Go home’: Tourists staying in hostels and guest houses in Tasmania are given until midnight on Sunday to leave the state
- Prime Minister Peter Gutwein ordered tourists to leave the state and deter visitors
- People in hotels, hostels and other accommodations have until midnight on Sunday
- The state has registered 42 cases of coronavirus, six of which were confirmed Wednesday evening
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Tourists in Tasmania have been ordered to go home by the prime minister of the state, who has also begged people not to visit the island amid the coronavirus pandemic.
People who stay in hotels, hostels, bed & breakfasts, campgrounds and guest houses have until midnight on Sunday to vacate their accommodation, the state government has announced.
“I’m sorry to say that, but go home,” Prime Minister Peter Gutwein told reporters on Thursday.
“Unfortunately, there will be some dislocation for people, but I’m not sorry I worked hard to keep the Tasmanians safe.”
The state has registered 42 cases of coronavirus, the last six of which have been confirmed Wednesday evening, but there is no evidence of community transmission.
Tourists staying in hotels, hostels, campgrounds and guest houses in Tasmania have until midnight to leave their accommodation (Pictured: passengers at Hobart Airport)
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 2.675
New South Wales: 1,219
Western Australia: 205
South Australia: 197
Australian Capital Territory: 44
Northern Territory: 5
TOTAL CASES: 2,675
Mr. Gutwein also begged non-essential visitors to stay away, pointing out a mandatory 14-day quarantine period on arrival for anyone not considered essential.
“We’re built on tourism, so it hurts to say that, but don’t put the Tasmanians at risk,” he said.
‘We are an island and we are unique in that. We have used our island nation as an advantage. ‘
Tasmania will more than double its economic stimulus package for coronavirus to $ 1 billion after an initial spend of $ 420 million last week
“It is unprecedented. Never before have the state taken measures of this magnitude, “said Gutwein.
“Health, well-being and safety is the top priority of the government, but we must ensure that we support our economy and community.”
Gutwein said a hard shutdown is possible if people ignore current advice.
Tasmania has not ruled out a hard shutdown if people ignore current advice (woman going through quarantine check at Hobart Airport)
A prime minister spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that if people refuse to leave the state, “the authorities will be notified and treated through the state controller.”
The Tasmanian authorities were unable to disclose what would be the penalty for tourists who refuse to leave
In the state, a maximum fine for disobeying rules under the Public Health Act is $ 8,400.
Three of the 42 confirmed cases recently came from abroad, two were on cruise ships and one is a close contact with a previously confirmed case.
Public Health Director Mark Veitch said 240 people connected to cruise ships isolate themselves and are monitored.
Another 80 people, who have close contacts with business, are also in self-isolation.
The state has registered 42 cases of coronavirus, the last six of which have been confirmed Wednesday evening, but there is no evidence of community transmission