The Victorian premier has announced new rules and border restrictions in an effort to try and stop NSW latest COVID outbreak spreading to Victoria.
Borders will be closed from NSW from midnight tonight.
The red zone, where people will not be permitted into Victoria has now extended to the whole of Sydney and the central coast.
"If you are from greater Sydney, don't try and come to Melbourne or any part of Victoria and equally if you are Victoria don't go to Sydney, " Mr Andrews said on Sunday.
Anybody arriving from these areas from midnight tonight will have to go into mandatory 14 day quarantine.
Mr Andrews warned that penalties would be high from $1600-$5000 for individuals who try and break the rules.
Returning Victorians from the red zones will have slightly different rules where from Monday midnight they may go into home quarantine but must get tested within 24 hours.
All Victorians coming back including flights coming in today are being stopped and checked. Permits are available for visitors from green areas of the state but people have been warned to expect delays as crossing checks are ramped up.
The premier announced 700 Victorian Police staff will now man the borders to check permits for the remaining green zones ( the rest of of NSW ) and border communities who are still allowed to travel.
We all have to play our part; wear a mask or get tested if you even have
More to come
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