Easter holidaymakers should postpone their visits and non-essential travel between regional NSW towns and remote communities must be cancelled, Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders said.
In a statement Mr Saunders said the national Cabinet had asked people to stay at home as much as possible, which means disrupting planned holidays and Easter plans.
"COVID-19 doesn't discriminate, so now is not the time to travel between towns or to relocate, the safest thing you can do right now is stay in your local community," Mr Saunders said.
Mr Saunders comments came as Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Jon Barilaro said he was worried about city residents travelling to regional NSW over Easter.
"I know towns hit hard by the drought and bushfires are relying on holidaymakers to keep people in jobs and put food on the table, but right now health and safety is paramount and lives depend on every single one of us doing our part to help by staying at home," he said.
"What we don't need is people spreading the virus across regional NSW."
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