Victoria reaches huge coronavirus milestone as it goes three weeks with ZERO new coronavirus cases – as the state turns the tables on South Australia and slams the border shut
- Victoria has now gone three weeks with no recorded coronavirus cases
- They only have two current active cases, with 18,474 test results received
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the state’s border with South Australia would close from 11.59pm on Thursday.
He said the hard border closure would be in place for 48 hours until a permit system came into operation at 11.59pm on Saturday night.
Mr Andrews said the new measures were taken as an ‘abundance of caution’ and followed public health advice due to ongoing community transmission in South Australia.
He added that ‘ Victorians have worked too hard and given too much to allow anything to put at risk our goal of reaching COVID normal by Christmas. We will do whatever it takes to keep Victorians safe.’
There was a large police presence at the Victorian border on Friday morning, with police checking every car and truck attempting to cross between the two states, Nine News reports.