The new rules, introduced on Monday in a bid to contain COVID-19, stipulate that Australians should only be leaving their homes for one of four reasons: obtaining food or other goods and services, travelling for the purposes of work or education if the person can not do it at home, exercise and medical or caring reasons. The NSW Police said while three of the men left when asked, the fourth refused and was fined.
In New South Wales, home to almost a third of Australia's 25 million population, police have also threatened prison terms of up to six months for people who violate the rules.
After introducing strict new rules surrounding social-distancing on Monday night, the NSW Police has today revealed those restrictions will be in place for 90 days. "I certainly won't be seeking an extension, people will have gotten the message by then, hopefully".
"And we're speaking in regards to the powers, contemplating be speaking about what does it seem like popping out of this?"
Police in NSW and other states have already started issuing tickets to people suspected of breaching orders that the authorities themselves have called "draconian".
Commissioner Mick Fuller says police are trying to make reasonable decisions when enforcing the new rules and he's urged NSW residents to use common sense too.
Like global locations around the globe, Australia has ordered the shutdown of eating places, cafes, bars, film theaters and instructed individuals to remain inside till they're searching for meals or taking their every day train because it tries to include the flu-like sickness. Hundreds of people have become infected after passengers were allowed to disembark a ship in Sydney before test results were known.
Medical officials boarded the Ruby Princess cruise ship in Australia on Thursday to conduct health checks for crew members amid reports that at least 200 of the 1,000-plus employees on board were sick and self-isolating on the coronavirus-linked ship.
A flotilla of cruise ships is "lingering" off the east coast and refusing to return home, even after police ordered the ships to leave Australian waters..
In the wake of that incident and amid fears cruise ships were essentially super carriers of the virus, the federal government barred them from docking at Australian port, except in emergencies. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information.