Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after COVID-19 spike
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Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after COVID-19 spike

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July 7, 2020

The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne. The decision announced on Monday marks the first time the border between Victoria and New South Wales has been shut in 100 years. Officials last blocked movement between the two states in 1919 during the Spanish flu pandemic.


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 “It is the smart call, the right call at this time, given the significant challenges we face in containing this virus,” Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters in Melbourne. As per news report of Gulf News, the move will, however, likely be a blow to Australia’s economic recovery as it heads into its first recession in nearly three decades.

Source -gulfnews.com


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