Alarm as traveller comes down with COVID-19 symptoms in Sydney after catching the train from Melbourne hotspot – and he faces an $11,000 fine
A traveller from one of Melbourne’s hot spots has come down with COVID-19 symptoms after catching the train to Sydney.
The man alighted an XPT train at Central Station after 7am on Saturday morning and was taken to hospital to self-isolate.
He could face an $11,000 fine or up to six months behind bars if he does not have a legitimate reason for coming north.
Victorians from the state’s locked-down suburbs are banned from coming to New South Wales unless they are a NSW resident or seeking medical care.
Victoria reported 66 infections on Friday and is yet to provide the press with Saturday’s numbers.
New South Wales reported six cases on Saturday, five of whom are in hotel quarantine and one school student from the NSW Central Coast.
Authorities said the case may be from a previous infection.