Premier Stephen Marshall announced this morning that the border restrictions to New South Wales and Australian Captial Territory will remain closed.
The Transition Committee came to this decision following the breakout of COVID-19 cases in NSW and the Hume highway.
The state’s borders were originally scheduled to open on July 20th as part of the national reopening of states and territories, but the Transition Committee stated that without a clear idea on how many people have been infected, it is not safe to open borders.
“We don’t want to be putting additional restrictions back in place in South Australia, that would mean that South Australians would lose their jobs,” says Premier Marshall. “We’re being cautious, we are looking at the epidemiology of what is going on, we’re looking at the results of NSW.”
People entering South Australia from NSW and ACT will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
A Transition Committee meeting will commence this Friday to unveil further changes.