Coronavirus Australia live updates July 6 2020: NSW Victoria border to close; 127 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria; Towers lockdown frustration grows – 9News

There are 55 border crossings between Victoria and NSW, and it is a “mammoth task” to monitor them, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said they were concerned at growing transmission rates in Victoria.

Residents from Melbourne’s hot spot areas were already told not to travel last week.

“We have been considering this now for quite some time, and the conversations have been many as to how we could approach this,” Mr Hazzard said.

“We are obviously trying to strike the balance between the health issues here for our residents, but also the economy.

“This morning at 8.05am, Dr Chant conveyed to the government her team’s view that we now had to take further steps to safeguard NSW.

“We do have concerns that it may, in fact, spread beyond Melbourne,” he added.

“Obviously we are hoping it won’t. But we can’t afford that risk here in NSW. So, the decision has been taken that the borders will shut.” 

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