Victoria Tightens Cross-Border Bubble Rules
"Keep us all safe"
Victoria recorded two new local Covid-19 cases on Monday.
With NSW cases spiking in the triple digits, the area along the Murray continues to be of significant concern with cross-border communities transiting between Victoria and NSW more frequently than desired.
From Tuesday residents in the Victoria-NSW border bubble will only be able to enter Victoria without a permit for six essential reasons only.
Health Minister Martin Foley has said its prudent that Victoria takes measures to strengthen the border bubble and limit non-essential movement to “keep us all safe”.
“We really don’t make these changes lightly. We know that will have an impact on many border residents, but we also know that an outbreak of the Delta variant on our doorstep will have an even more negative impact on our border communities.
“If you're from Albury, please don't shop in Wangaratta, Werribee or Warrnambool, if the essential reason for your travel can be attended to in Wodonga”
There are also substantial fines of up to $5452 for those who cross the border for unnecessary reasons.
Meantime, residents of the Richmond Apartment complex in lockdown over the weekend have all delivered a negative Covid result.
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