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Your views: on COVID-19 and SA borders

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Today, readers comment on imported coronavirus cases.

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Commenting on the story: “Pivotal day” among new SA cases, concerns over community transmission

It’s concerning that we are allowing Australian citizens to return to Australian capital cities and running the risk of spreading the virus.

Why are we not isolating these people in a remote area under strict and heavy guard by, for example, the military?

Also, if a person is suspected of coming into contact with the virus and isolating at home and lives with a family, I don’t think it’s enough that only that person isolates. I think the whole family needs to be isolated.

Tough you might say, but tough situations need tough decisions and regulations. – David Marcoionni

Why are planes coming into SA? This is only bringing the virus.

Victorians should not be allowed under any circumstances. People always have an excuse no matter what, plus tell lies.

Let’s keep SA safe and put harsher controls on nightclubs and party gatherings, they don’t listen. – Sharron Mathew

I have said this before and will continue to say it until COVID-19 kills me, which if we continue to allow anyone to arrive in SA by whatever means, it will probably do.

Close the borders, close the airports, close the ports.

SA has lots going for it. We produce some of the best fruit, vegetables, meats, dairy, fish, grains etc. in not just Australia but the world. Nor must we forget beer, wine and spirits!

Thanks to the politicians’ obsession with globalisation, SA has now a tiny, but still active, manufacturing sector and tens of thousands of young and not-so-young unemployed. We, and the rest of Australia, need to re-establish that sector and do it fast.

We will survive, but only if we stop infected people coming here. Robert McCormick

First of all I am glad that Mark McGowan has kept the WA border shut, as I would hate to think if WA had the spread that Victoria and other states are having.

We the WA people have been doing what our Premier has asked of us; ie isolating and social distancing, even when protesting for the Black Lives Matter protest. 

I really don’t understand why some state borders were opened so early when there was the risk of spreading the COVID-19 into states that had vertified none.

Wouldn’t your premiers want to do the upmost to protect your people, instead of putting everyone, especially the elderly, the young and the essential workers at more risk.

Please, state premiers, think about your decisions about your state, as in the long run it is not only about your state but all states, and the spread of COVID-19 and keeping it contained until there is a vaccine. – Ellen Southall

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