NSW will keep its borders open to South Australia despite latest outbreak

nsw will keep its borders open to south australia despite latest outbreak

NSW will remain open to South Australian visitors as Adelaide scrambles to contain the spread of a new COVID-19 cluster.

Zero cases of community transmission were recorded in the state up to 8pm on Sunday, while two infections were diagnosed in hotel quarantine.

However, Ms Berejiklian said a case of community transmission was picked up during the last 24 hours but is believed to be an old infection from October.

“In that case we’re still doing extremely well,” she told reporters on Monday.

Camera IconNSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the border would remain open with South Australia. Credit: News Corp Australia, NCA NewsWire / Damian ShawCamera IconIt’s been nine days since NSW recorded a locally transmitted case. Credit: News Corp Australia, NCA NewsWire/Bianca De Marchi

The announcement comes as South Australian health authorities race to contain the state’s first COVID-19 outbreak since April.

There are now 17 cases linked to one cluster.

But Ms Berejiklian said the border between NSW and South Australia would remain open for now.

“I don’t think it is a sensible approach moving forward to shut your borders every time there is an outbreak. We are in the pandemic. We know there will be outbreaks,” she said.

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