BREAKING NEWS: Two people test positive for coronavirus in the border town of Albury in New South Wales-Victoria
Two people tested positive for COVID-19 in Albury on the outskirts of New South Wales and Victoria – just one day before the border between the two states closed.
One of the infected had recently returned from Melbourne, NSW Health officials said.
“Two suspected cases of COVID-19 yielded positive results in preliminary tests,” said a state health authority spokesman.
Two people tested positive for COVID-19 in Albury, on the outskirts of New South Wales and Victoria. Depicted is an electronic sign in the city urging residents and travelers to keep the city free from COVID-19
“A suspected case had recently traveled to Melbourne and returned before the hotspot travel restrictions came into effect.”
The city will close on Wednesday at 12:01 am after urgent crisis talks between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the prime ministers of NSW and Victoria Gladys Berejiklian and Daniel Andrews.
The closure is a huge shock to the mayors of Albury and Wodonga – who is on the other side of the border in Victoria.
More to come