Victoria Clamps Down Border To NSW And ACT While Scaling Up Lockdown
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Premier Dan Andrews has sent Victoria's border with New South Wales into a 'hard lockdown' as the state battles to contain the Delta outbreak.
The latest clamp down comes into effect from 11:59pm on Tuesday, with those carrying a 'red permit zone' the only exception to travel across the NSW border.
"The only people that will get a permit to travel from a red zone into Victoria are those who are authorised workers and those who apply for and get a compassionate exemption to the new rules"
- Premier Dan Andrews
Changes to border rules include furniture and removal vehicles from NSW no longer permitted to enter the state, while freight trucks can still cross the border, but drivers are required to get tested every three days.
Stay-at-home orders were also extended on Tuesday for a further seven days, bringing potential lockdown reprieve from midnight July 27.
There remain only five reasons Victorians can leave their homes, including work, buying food, carer responsibilities, exercise and getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
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