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  • Australia is about to close the border between its two largest states

    Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/corona...ates-1.5012075

    Australia is about to close the border between its two largest states
    Andy Brownbill and Rod McGuirk
    Published Monday, July 6, 2020 7:59AM EDT

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA -- Australian authorities were preparing to close the border between the country's two largest states, as the country's second-largest city, Melbourne, recorded two deaths and its highest-ever daily increase in infections on Monday.

    The border between the states of New South Wales - home to Sydney - and Victoria - home to Melbourne - is due to be shut late Tuesday.

    New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian was a critic of states that closed their borders to her state when Sydney had Australia's largest number of coronavirus cases. But she said she changed her stance because the situation in Melbourne was unprecedented and indicated the pandemic was in a new phase...

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