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

Published on 6 Jul 2020 7:23:37 PM

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 Covid-19 in 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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