New South Wales Minister for Health Brad Hazzard has fired an early warning shot for anyone thinking of stretching the state’s new Covid-19 restrictions.
Speaking at a snap press conference alongside NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Mr Hazzard announcing heavy fines to anyone found leaving the Greater Sydney area. Mr Hazzard said the NSW Police force has “all sorts of technology” to track number plates of Sydneysiders attempting to squeeze through the lockdown border.
“The Deputy Commissioner has made clear that police have been tasked to be on the lookout for any vehicles that may have come from the Greater Sydney area. And I remind you that they have all sorts of technology these days, including recognition of number plates,” he said, claiming people in small communities will “let police know” if tourists arrive.
“I also remind the community that the regional communities are very aware when they see someone from out of town arrive and they‘ll make sure that the police know.”