Concern has been increasing about visitors still crossing the border from Queensland to NSW who might be spreading the COVID-19 virus.
Justine Elliot, Federal member for Richmond that covers the area from Ballina in the south to the Queensland border, has written to the NSW state premier Gladys Berejiklian calling on her to urgently close the NSW Border.
‘I’ve been inundated with concerns by locals that Northern NSW is still receiving tourists and day-trippers coming south from Queensland,’ Ms Elliot said.
‘I’ve written to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on behalf of our community demanding that, as a matter of urgency, she closes the NSW border.’
In the letter she requests the ‘urgent closure of the NSW border due to the coronavirus crisis’.
Ms Elliot points out that this would be in line ‘with the Queensland Premier closing QLD’s borders to help stop the spread of coronavirus’.