SA delays lifting NSW border restrictions

SA delays lifting NSW border restrictions

South Australia will no longer open its border with New South Wales on July 20, after an outbreak at a pub in Casula, Sydney.

Residents will still be able to enter the state, but will need to spend 14 days in hotel quarantine. Victorians are not able to enter SA at all.

Premier Steven Marshall said an outbreak at the Crossroads Hotel in Casula, western Sydney, had heightened the risk of unrestricted travel to an unacceptable level.

“We know this is going to be very inconvenient,” he said, “but our primary responsibility in South Australia is the health, safety and welfare of South Australians.”

Mr Marshall said he was not considering a “hard” closure for NSW, like the one in place for Victorians, at the moment.

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