Now many Victorians are doing the right thing, keeping their distance, observing the rules that have been written, but there are many Victorians acting selfishly.
They are not taking it seriously.
They are doing the wrong thing and if it continues like this, people will die. It’s easy to do the right thing for your family and for people you’ve never met.
I just want to clarify this point, whether you call it mating, whether you call it Australian, that you are Victorian, that you call it decent behavior, civic duty, I don’t care what you call it, just do it.
You have to keep your distance. You have to observe the rules and this is not an option.
This is why I am joining the Chief Commissioner today and I can also announce that the Victoria Police have assigned 500 police officers to a special task force that is responsible for enforcing the coronavirus rules that have been put in place..
In some respects it is disappointing that it came to this, but we saw people on Sydney’s beaches, we could have easily seen people in bars and cafes and restaurants and discos here in Melbourne and right across from Victoria.
It is unacceptable. It will cost life. It will cost life. So no matter what you call it, no matter what motivates you, do the right thing for everyone. It’s at stake here.