Orange City Councillor Kevin Duffy says it feels like there is a “Claytons lockdown” in Orange since children are still able to go to school on busses with up to 80 other students.
The local government areas of Orange, Blayney and Cabonne Shire have been plunged into a seven-day snap lockdown after an infected delivery driver from Sydney delivered pet supplies to the Central West.
“People are saying look, this is a Claytons lockdown, because at the moment the education department have said students can go to school,” he told Sky News.
“Well if you know the town of Orange, or the city of Orange, 45 per cent of people shop in North Orange where this virus has been.
“Students catch the bus and they go all around the town. They get on busses with 70 or 80 students on them and they’re all shoulder to shoulder.
“So they’re saying ‘if it’s a lockdown, why aren’t the schools shut?’
“So the mood here is very strange and it feels as though we’re making up the rules as we go along.”