South Australia Is Opening Its Border To New South Wales This Week
South Australian premier Steven Marshall has revealed his state's borders will be opened to New South Wales from this week.
After Thursday (24 September), people will be able to fly back and forth between the two states without having to self-isolate or stay in hotel quarantine for two weeks.
Mr Marshall said the decision was made after NSW enjoyed several days straight of low daily increases in new coronavirus cases.
As a result, it's been declared that it's now safe to travel between South Australia and New South Wales.
"SA Health has all the necessary information with regard to that case over the weekend," Marshall said.
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"The high level of cooperation between SA Health and NSW Health has given us all the confidence that this is the right decision."
The move will no doubt be a welcome relief for families and businesses, who will soon be able to see each other and kickstart the local economy.
Chief Public Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier says New South Wales has experienced a good spate of days without much community transmission.
"We do need to be patient with this disease... but with the restrictions in New South Wales and their extremely good contact tracing, they've been able to get on top of those clusters," she said.
People should still be cautious when travelling between the states, which means wearing a face mask on a plane and continuing to socially distance from others when out in public.
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