TV crew member responsible for Tweed lockdown, border closure

Outrage is growing across northern New South Wales and southeast Queensland, after it was revealed that a crew member from a TV show sparked the snap lockdown and harsh border closure by not following the rules of their exemption to leave Sydney.

The areas of Tweed, Byron and Kempsey are waking to a seven-day lockdown this morning after the infected traveller visited a number of locations in the area.

The lockdown also prompted Queensland to reinstate harsher border restrictions, which means businesses on both sides of the border will lose workers once again.


It’s been revealed overnight that the infected traveller was granted a work exemption to leave Sydney, in order to do work on the set of ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’ but was told to abide by ‘stay at home orders’ as part of the exemption.

However, the woman visited multiple locations, against the direction, before testing positive to Covid-19.

The New South Wales Health Minister is under fire this morning from members of his own party, for allowing the person the travel in the first place.

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