Victoria-New South Wales border to close amid Covid spike

Victoria police interview drivers and passengers at a roadblock in Broadmeadows, Melbourne, as...
Victoria police interview drivers and passengers at a roadblock in Broadmeadows, Melbourne, as part of a lockdown to contain a second coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Getty Images
The Victoria-New South Wales border is set to be closed, as Victoria struggles to contain a second wave of coronavirus.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to announce the border closure at a press conference at 10.45am on Monday.

It has been reported Mr Andrews, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison held crisis talks overnight.

The border between the two states has remained open throughout the health crisis, as towns share infrastructure, including the Albury-Wodonga Health public hospital.

"I'm not interested in closing our borders I don't think that makes a lot of sense for us," Mr Andrews said in March.

Twelve Victorian postcodes and nine public housing towers have been put into lockdown in order to prevent the spread of the virus in the state, which now has 2536 confirmed cases. More than 550 remain active.

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