South Australia wants 14 days of no locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in NSW before opening border

south australia wants 14 days of no locally transmitted covid 19 cases in nsw before opening border

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has laid out what needs to happen before the state will reopen its border with New South Wales.

Premier Steven Marshall stated the requirement on Monday, saying it was the same “standard” procedure used in the past.

“People in NSW that are wanting to come to SA have got a bit more of an anxious wait,” he said.

“We don’t want to lift that border immediately … We know some other states are looking for 28-days but we’ve set ourselves a benchmark of 14 days.

“We’re hopeful they get that under control very quickly.”

Camera IconPremier Steven Marshall said authorities had a 14-day benchmark of no new locally acquired cases in NSW before opening up. Credit: News Corp Australia, Tom Huntley

NSW remains the only jurisdiction closed to SA, but Mr Marshall reiterated the state was monitoring the situation in Victoria.

He said authorities did not envisage any changes to the neighbouring state’s border at this point.

“The new cases in Victoria today are linked to previous infections so it’s not nearly as worrying as a new infection bubbling up,” Mr Marshall said.

Camera IconEveryone entering the state, includ

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