Victoria closes border to South Australia after outbreak

Original article by Rachael Dexter, Benjamin Preiss, Craig Butt
The Age – Page: Online : 20-Nov-20

South Australian residents will be banned from crossing the border into Victoria for 48 hours. The border closure took effect at 11.59pm on 19 November, although some exemptions will apply, including freight drivers and people needing medical care. The Victorian government will introduce a permit system on 21 November. The border closure was prompted by the discovery of coronavirus traces in wastewater at Portland and Benalla. Acting Chief Health Officer Allen Cheng says they could be from an active case or a recovered case who is still shedding the virus. Victoria has now recorded 20 consecutive days with no new COVID-19 cases. Premier Daniel Andrews says his government is still on track to further ease coronavirus restrictions within days.

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