South Australia’s Premier Steven Marshall has announced in a press conference today that the NSW and ACT borders with South Australia will remain closed.
The Transition Committee came to this decision this morning following the breakout of COVID-19 cases in NSW and the Hume highway.
These borders were scheduled to open on July 20 as part of the national reopening of states and territories.
This will no longer go ahead, with the Transition Committee stating that without a clear idea on how many people have been infected, it is not safe to open borders.
People entering from NSW and ACT will have to undergo the 14-day quarantine.
Mr Marshall says that a hard border with NSW is not currently necessary as the isolation is the state’s best protection.
Announced this morning, SA Health is urging anyone, particularly truck drivers, who visited the Crossroads Hotel, Liverpool in Sydney between 3-10 July to immediately self quarantine and be tested.
A further Transition Committee meeting this Friday will unveil further changes, should they be necessary.
More to come.