Tasmania locks out South Australians over COVID outbreak concerns

Tasmania locks out South Australians over COVID outbreak concerns

With South Australia recording two new cases of COVID-19 today Tasmania will close its borders to the state which will plunge into lockdown tonight, with returning residents exempt from the new rules.

Since 4pm today South Australia has been declared 'High Risk Level 2', meaning South Australians are not be permitted to travel to the Apple Isle.

In addition, Tasmania's Premier Peter Gutwein has asked anyone in his state who has been in SA from 8 July to immediately check the list of high-risk premises in Adelaide.

"Anyone who has been in one of those premises at the date and time specified should immediately self-isolate and contact the public health hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice," Gutwein said.

Gutwein also announced today the state's borders would be shut to Victoria for at least another seven days.

This extension of border controls coincides with Victoria's plans to exit lockdown next week on Tuesday, 27 July.

Updated at 4pm AEST on 20 July 2021.

 

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