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Australia Pressure mounts to lock down declared hotspots across Victoria

05:52  30 june  2020
05:52  30 june  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

NSW-Vic border to remain open despite COVID-19 hotspots

  NSW-Vic border to remain open despite COVID-19 hotspots New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed the border with Victoria will remain open but warned against travelling to hotspots and Melbourne. “The border between New South Wales and Victoria will continue to stay open,” Ms Berejiklian said.“However, as is consistent with the health advice from Victoria and New South Wales, nobody from New South Wales should be travelling to the hotspots at this time.“And people should consider whether they should travel to Melbourne at this point in time.

Victoria 's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said the Government was considering all options as it expected the outbreak to get "worse before it gets better". But it was a "balancing act" to manage community fatigue and not to "drive people out of suburban areas into new unaffected areas"

The government will start declaring 'red zones' across the country within the next few days, State In an attempt to curb the coronavirus outbreak, the government imposed a lockdown on March 26, closing all offices and educational institutions while shutting down the public transport system.

Pressure is mounting on the Andrews government to lock down declared hotspots across Victoria in order to contain the further spread of COVID-19.

Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell said there was increasing concern in federal ranks about the handling of the situation in Victoria.

“The view is that the situation is getting out of control in Victoria with this outbreak and that some serious action should be considered.”

Mr Clennell said he understood Prime Minister Scott Morrison addressed the issue with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and offered whatever resources were needed to take serious action.

Mr Clennell said stay-at-home orders would see people forced home from work and would also see businesses shut down in affected suburbs.

“I really think that we’re headed this way, there’s no way around it,” he said.

“It’s preferable to reintroducing restrictions across the whole of Victoria isn’t it.”

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Stay-at-home orders for Victoria's coronavirus hotspots under 'active consideration' .
Victorian authorities weigh up reimposing stay-at-home directions for coronavirus hotspots across Melbourne's north and south-east, as the state's sharp rise in cases hits interstate employment.The local government areas of Hume, Casey, Brimbank, Moreland, Cardinia and Darebin have been identified as coronavirus hotspots by the Victorian Government in recent days.

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