Despite South Australia moving to Stage Three yesterday, the initial plans to reopen the borders to interstate travellers on July 20 has reached a halter as Premier Steven Marshall has announced that the Victoria border will not reopen on that date.
This announcement has been made from Victoria having a drastic spike COVID-19, with 64 cases confirmed today, as well as 233 cases recorded since last Thursday, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton indicating that the spike “will get worse before it gets better.”
The Premier acknowledged that this decision would be difficult for those within South Australia who have family and loved ones living interstate but are wanting to prioritise the state’s health and safety.
“We can’t risk putting SA backward after all our hard work,” says Mr. Marshall. “We will continue to monitor this situation very closely and keep people up to date.”
There has been no new date set for the opening of the border between SA and Victoria, but the Transition Committee is still actively considering opening the state’s borders with NSW and ACT on July 20th.