Tasmania closes the border with Victoria as a result of spike in COVID-19 on the mainland

Tasmania will close its border with all of Victoria after that state entered a five-day lockdown to cope with the recent surge in COVID-19 numbers.

Persons who have been in Victoria since July 8th are only allowed to enter Tasmania if they are approved as indispensable travelers.

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At a news conference Thursday, Tasmania’s Assistant Director of Public Health Scott McKeown said, “The high-risk designation is checked daily.”


The announcement comes as Victoria locks up from 11:59 p.m. onwards due to two more local COVID-19 cases recorded this afternoon, bringing the state’s outbreak to 18.

Dr. McKeown said anyone who has been in Victoria on or since July 8th must apply to come to Tasmania and be approved by the deputy state controller, adding that “Anyone who is on July 7th has left, does not have to submit an application ”. “.

For more information on the current border restrictions, please visit the Tasmanian government’s coronavirus website.

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