Premier Peter Gutwein makes it clear that as of midnight tonight, Tasmanians will be committing an offence if they leave their primary residence unless going to work, school or out for buying essential supplies.
He announced Tasmanians will face up to a $16,800 fine or 6 months in prison if fleeted the house. Already 10 people have received on the spot fines for camping in banned areas.
Meanwhile, an 80 year old woman lost her life battling Coronavirus on late Sunday at a North-West regional hospital, recording first death in Tasmania. Premier mentioned that there are several cases in hospitals across Tasmania who are moderately unwell.
He requested Tasmanians to take lock down extremely serious and suggested to check in on one another via phone calls or Skype friends for dinner. “All Tasmanians need to accept and understand that this is not a game, this is serious, people’s lives are at risk.”, said Gutwein.
Public Health director Mark Veitch says “Two Devonport cases may represent community transmission in Tasmania. Extensive interviews have been done with both cases & 22 people were quarantined after contact tracing.”
The total number of COVID19 cases comes to 66 in Tasmania, with 4 more new cases added on Sunday night.