The NSW-Victoria border will close at midnight on Tuesday as Victoria’s second surge in the COVID 19 crisis intensifies.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the historic decision today, as the state recorded its highest ever daily increase in cases, 127, and a man in his 90s died of the virus in hospital overnight.
There are 645 Victorians presently ill with COVID 19.
The decision to shut the border for the first time in 100 years was made at an early morning meeting today between Mr Andrews, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Premier Berejiklian, Health Minister Brad Hazzard, NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant and NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller will also provide an update on COVID 19 at noon.