The New South Wales Premier is urging the people of her state not to ‘interact with Melbourne citizens’.
The Premier suggested it was okay to discriminate against Victorians visiting her state.
The Premier urged Victorians not to travel to Sydney as covid cases spike.
“I call on all organisations not to interact with citizens from Melbourne at this stage,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“I would definitely encourage organisations to consider who to allow on their premises and where they’re coming from,” she said.
Ms Berejiklian also said Australian workers should “absolutely” not be engaging with business-related travel to and from Melbourne at this time.
“I think it’s the prerogative of every business, every organisation not to accept anyone from these hotspots at this time.”
“You should not be travelling to Melbourne at this time because of the rate of community transmission,” Ms Berejiklian.
She said there are people walking around Melbourne who are unwittingly carrying the virus, and “that’s a fact”.
“It can get out of control very quickly,” she warned.
“Nobody from NSW should be travelling to those hotspots at this present time, and people should consider whether they should be travelling to Melbourne at this point in time, whilst community transmission is where it is,” Ms Berejiklian said on Monday morning. “You should not be travelling to those hotspots at all.”
Ryan is Contributing Editor