NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has called for calm after news broke that New Zealand has recorded a new case of COVID-19.
There are fears the infection could put the recently announced travel bubble in jeopardy, but Ms Berejiklian said the state had no plan to close its border.
“NSW has always had what I regard as a very balanced approach to borders,” she told reporters on Thursday.
“We’ve kept our borders open the entire time except for a very exceptional case (Victoria’s second wave).
“We should accept during this stage of the pandemic that cases will pop up unexpectedly. I would expect others to keep the borders open to NSW if we had an outbreak we could manage, and I extend that same courtesy to New Zealand.”
New Zealand recorded the new case of COVID-19, just days after the country announced the long-awaited two-way travel bubble with Australia.
A 24-year-old quarantine worker at the Grand Millennium hotel in Auckland tested positive after working over the Easter break.
Camera IconGladys Berejiklian said she would keep the border open. NCA NewsWire / Dylan Coker Credit: News Corp Australia