The border between NSW and Victoria will close.
The decision comes following a spike in COVID-19 cases in Melbourne.
The state’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Kerry Chant has advised Premier Gladys Berejiklian it’s time for a hard border closure with Victoria.
It is understood people will not be able to travel from NSW to Victoria, nor cross the state line from Victoria into NSW.
BREAKING: NSW to close to border to Victoria. Gladys Berejiklian to announce today. @9NewsAUS
— Chris O'Keefe (@cokeefe9) July 6, 2020
They’ve now got to figure out how they will police the Southern border, both on the Hume Highway and the Cobb Highway.
There will be no flights from Melbourne to Sydney.
NSW is the last state to close it’s borders to Victoria – all the other states and territories have been closed for weeks.
The breach of hotel quarantine has lead to this result.
400,000 people are in some form of lock down in suburban Melbourne.
Overnight there were 127 new infections detected, that’s nearly double the number of cases yesterday.
The state also recorded the first fatality in months overnight, when a man aged in his 90s succumbed to the virus.
More than 30 Victorians are being treated in hospital for COVID-19.
— Andrew Lund (@andrew_lund) July 6, 2020
More to come.