Two weeks ago the gravity of the situation really kicked in for this taxi driver when he picked up a family returning from overseas.
When German backpacker Alissa Meier heard State borders could soon be closing in response to COVID-19 she made a dash for the warmer climate of the Coffs Coast.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has risen across the Mid North Coast Local Health District.
The decision is even more complicated now for Mayor Denise Knight.
The local health district will boost capacity as the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases rise.
Farmers are urging consumers to ‘calm their farm’ when it comes to buying fresh produce.
There are concerns people escaping cities could put towns like Coffs Harbour at risk.
With the peak of the season just months away will there be enough pickers to harvest the lucrative crop?
A support package to help alleviate the impacts of coronavirus on local businesses and the community has been introduced by Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight.