The border between New South Wales and Victoria will reopen tonight as every state celebrates weeks with none native circumstances of COVID-19.
The closure started on July 8 when Victoria’s second wave of triple-figure each day an infection totals began to take maintain. Solely these with legitimate entry permits or authorisation might enter.
Sunday marked the southern state’s twenty third consecutive day of no new coronavirus circumstances and Saturday was the 14th straight day of zero circumstances in NSW.
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Earlier this month, the NSW authorities revealed the border will reopen at 12.01am on Monday, November 23.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian stated the reopening is “another step in the right direction”.
“I want to thank the community, particularly in our border towns, for their patience during what has been an extremely difficult time,” she stated on the time.
“We have worked closely with the Victorian Government throughout the border closure and will continue to monitor the situation as restrictions are eased.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the date marked two weeks since Victoria dropped its “ring of steel”, permitting for journey between the state’s areas and metropolitan Melbourne.
“This will be good riddance to a border that COVID-19 forced on us,” he stated.
“Victorian and NSW residents’ efforts have ensured families and friends will be back together and businesses will operate freely but in a COVID-safe way.”
NSW Well being states individuals coming into from Victoria will now not want a border entry allow.
Murray River Police District Commander, Superintendent Paul Smith, instructed The Albury Wodonga News there might be works alongside the border from 12.01am and 6am on Monday to take away the checkpoints.
This contains the Sturt Hwy at Buronga, Cobb Freeway at Moama, Wodonga Place at Albury, Hume Freeway at Albury and Princess Hwy on the South Coast.
“There will be works going on at all 27 sites and we want everyone to be safe while we get these checkpoints packed down,” he stated.