NSW government has announced a hefty fines for residents of Melbourne coronavirus hotspots crossing the border.
In a Wednesday announcement, the Health Minister Brad Hazzard laid down the bans and its corresponding punishments for anyone breaking the law.
“Victorians living in virus hotspots have to take the Victorian and NSW health orders seriously and should be very aware that NSW will impose penalties if they seek to leave hotspot suburbs to enter NSW,” the Minister Hazzard said.
Fines of up to $11,000 apply for anyone crossing into New South Wales from those hotspots without a legitimate reason.
On Tuesday Victoria declared 36 suburbs across 10 postcodes as coronavirus hotspot areas.
They are suburbs in the postcodes: 3038, 3064, 3047, 3060, 3012, 3032, 3055, 3042, 3021 and 3046.
Anyone returning to NSW who has been in a hotspot in the past two weeks will be subject to a stay-at-home direction for 14 days