South Australia will open its borders to New South Wales TOMORROW, despite worrying new cases
Residents of New South Wales are allowed to travel to South Australia from midnight on Wednesday as long as there are no new cases of coronavirus transmitted from the community.
SA Prime Minister Steven Marshall made the announcement following Tuesday’s state transition committee meeting – despite concerns, an infectious taxi driver may have spread the coronavirus across Sydney.
“They (the committee) got all necessary information from NSW as to what happened over the weekend,” said Mr. Marshall.
The prime minister said the border would open at midnight on Wednesday as long as there is no community transfer of COVID-19 in NSW from Tuesday morning to midnight.
South Australia will open its border with New South Wales from midnight on Wednesday. Prime Minister Steven Marshall made the announcement on Tuesday (photo)
“So that means that people from NSW who want to come to SA from Thursday can do so without the 14 days of self-isolation,” he said.
This will be a huge relief for people who are away from family, friends and business opportunities.
‘We know this has been a huge burden for business, families and individuals, but we did this to keep SA safe.
“Our borders were the front line of our defense here in SA, they served us well.”
NSW Health is urgently contacting anyone who has traveled with a Silver Service taxi driver who tested positive on Saturday and worked in the west and south west of Sydney.
Anyone who drove a taxi between September 8 and 18 must check for symptoms, isolate for 14 days and get tested for coronavirus.
More to come
The prime minister said the border would open at midnight on Wednesday as long as there is no community transfer of COVID-19 in NSW from Tuesday morning to midnight. Pictured: Constable Ashleigh Broadbent seen in March near the SA border 5km east of Pinnaroo, South Australia