Traveler alarm is detained and quarantined after contracting COVID-19 symptoms in Sydney after catching train from Melbourne hotspot – and fined $ 11,000
A traveler from one of Melbourne’s hotspots contracted COVID-19 symptoms after taking the train to Sydney.
The man got off on an XPT train at Central Station on Saturday morning at 7 am and was arrested after showing ‘COVID-like’ symptoms.
Ambulance workers took him to a downtown hotel to isolate himself.
The man can be fined $ 11,000 or up to six months behind bars if he has no legitimate reason to cross the border.
For passengers arriving in Sydney from Melbourne, the temperature will be checked upon arrival at Central Station above
NSW Health personnel wearing protective gear are monitoring XPT passengers when they arrive in Sydney since parts of Melbourne closed
Victorians from the closed outskirts of the state should not come to New South Wales unless they are already NSW residents or seek medical care.
Victoria reported 66 infections on Friday and has yet to report the number on Saturday, as 36 suburbs close in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs.
New South Wales reported six cases on Saturday, five of which are in hotel quarantine and one student from the NSW Central Coast.
Authorities said the case may have come from a previous infection.