How police are stopping people from entering Victoria from ‘red zones’
Victoria Police has established a “soft border” with NSW, deploying extra resources to border towns to ensure nobody is entering the state from a “red zone” or without a valid permit.
Chief Commissioner Shane Patton told Neil Mitchell it was also proving to be more effective than previous measures.
Nobody from a COVID-19 red zone in Sydney, unless they’re a Victorian resident (who’ll be required to quarantine), is allowed to enter the state under any circumstance.
“Given the concerns with the red zones in NSW, we have now implemented a new operation, specifically up around Wodonga, Wangaratta and around there because of concerns about an influx to the snow fields and a potential super-spreader event – that’s what the Chief Health Officer advice is – but right along the border, locally, we’ve sent up extra resources from here,” Chief Commissioner Patton explained.
Press PLAY below to hear Shane Patton explain what’s being done
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