Northern Territory says it will BAN visitors from coronavirus hotpots when it reopens borders in July
The Northern Territory has announced travellers from coronavirus hotspots will not be permitted free access when its borders reopen.
Chief Minister Michael Gunner said he would introduce any necessary measures to keep the territory safe after the planned border reopening on July 17.
‘If your suburb or local government area has been declared a hotspot by your state or territory government or by the Australian Health Protection Principle Committee, then you will not be permitted free access to the Northern Territory,’ he said.
‘You will be required self contained for 14 days in a regional centre and at your own cost before you can apply. … This direction will apply on the day of your arrival in the Territory.’
Mr Gunner said that rule would apply to anyone who had travelled through a coronavirus hotspot in the last 10 days, NT News reported.
The Chief Minister said visitors from hotspots would be subject to harsher penalties including larger fines or a prison sentence of up to three years.
Victoria has recorded 33 new coronavirus cases overnight and six local government areas have been identified as hotspots.
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