South Australia will close its border to greater Melbourne from 6pm tonight, in a bid to protect itself from Victoria’s growing Covid-19 outbreak.
Speaking to reporters this afternoon, Premier Steven Marshall said that the only people exempted from the closure will be essential travellers with the appropriate permit.
Returning South Australians will be expected to “subject themselves” to 14 days of quarantine.
“Anybody who has returned from greater Melbourne since May 20 will need to undertake a range of testing,” Mr Marshall added.
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“In fact, testing one day one, five and 13 and again after that first test is taken; they will need to go into isolation pending a negative result coming in.
“People coming in from Bendigo will be permitted (to enter SA) but they will need to undertake tests on day one, five and 13 and again isolate pending that negative result from test number one.
“Our thoughts are with everybody in Victoria at the moment, particularly those in Melbourne. Any outbreak in Australia is something that we need to take extraordinarily seriously at the moment.”

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