New South Wales will CLOSE its border with Victoria from tomorrow night – for the first time in 100 years – as Melbourne suffers huge outbreak of coronavirus
New South Wales will close the border with Victoria from Tuesday night, according to multiple reports.
The measure, which has not been officially announced, follows a phonecall this morning between the states’ premiers and the Prime Minister.
It is the first time the border between the two neighbours has been closed since the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918.
Victoria has recorded more than 60 new cases of coronavirus a day since last Monday, including 108 on Saturday, its second-worst total ever.
Twelve Melbourne postcodes have been forced back into lockdown and residents of five social housing towers have been totally banned from leaving their homes.
The decision will cause major disruption for the ski season after thousands of Victorians bought tickets for New South Wales resorts including Perisher and Thredbo.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the NSW government for comment.
Healthcare workers carry boxes to high rise housing commission on Sunday during lockdown