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NSW plea to keep borders open after latest case

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is urging other state leaders not to introduce border restrictions on her state in response to the latest community transmission of COVID-19, saying it would be an “overreaction”.


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Quarantine-free border crossings milestone

Australians are free to travel across all interstate borders without undergoing quarantine for the first time since the coronavirus arrived – but flare-ups and in Queensland and NSW could see border restrictions return soon.

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What we know today, Thursday February 11

Leading today’s breaking news from South Australia, the nation and abroad: one person is dead after a truck ran into another truck stopped in a long queue just outside Bordertown overnight, soon after SA’s move to bar access to arrivals from greater Melbourne prompted a dash to cross the border before midnight. 


Reworking the blunt tool of border closures

State border shutdowns are inconsistent, confusing and counter-productive, argues epidemiologist Catherine Bennett. The chaos of Victoria’s New Year closure to NSW shows there must be a better way.


State of confusion over SA-NSW border restrictions

South Australian authorities have moved to clarify rules for people arriving from Sydney as new COVID-19 restrictions come into force after confusion at Adelaide Airport and at border checkpoints, prompting an apology from Police Commissioner and state coordinator Grant Stevens.