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Australia Families plead for South Australia-Victoria border opening

14:16  27 october  2020
14:16  27 october  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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South Australian authorities say it could take up to four weeks without a coronavirus community transmission case in Victoria for hard border restrictions to be further relaxed. Key points: SA's COVID-19 transition committee met today to discuss border restrictions.

The border between the Australian state of South Australia and what is today the State of Victoria was established in 1836 by imperial letters patent "as the 141st degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich".

Regional Victorian families with relatives in South Australia are pleading for the border to be reopened following Premier Daniel Andrews' lockdown announcement.

Karen Oliver in Victoria told 9News she had not seen her two-year-old grandson Charles since April.

She's desperate to get to Adelaide, but has failed three times to be granted an exemption on compassionate grounds.

a person sitting on a suitcase: Families are pleading for the South Australia - Victoria border to reopen. © 9News Families are pleading for the South Australia - Victoria border to reopen.

And now her daughter Alicia is pregnant and needs her mother's help.

"A daughter is in a high-risk pregnancy and she can't do anything around the house — she's not even allowed to pick up the grandson," Karen said.

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South Australia 's Premier Steven Marshall says the state will move into stage three of lifting coronavirus restrictions despite the recent outbreak in Mr Marshall said while restrictions were happily easing within the state, the proposed opening of the state border with Victoria in three weeks' time

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"It's like having a part of you gone, there isn't that connection, there is no family … it's like they've disappeared."

a group of people holding wine glasses: After Tasmania's border opened, loved ones were reunited in Adelaide. © 9News After Tasmania's border opened, loved ones were reunited in Adelaide.

Other families in Adelaide have been reunited after Tasmania reopened its borders yesterday, following a closure of seven months.

Now, with no new COVID-19 cases in Victoria for the second straight day, authorities are focusing on the border restrictions.

"All the indicators are looking very good for Victoria," SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said.

"We're looking for Victoria to get through a period where there's no community transmission, or if there is community transmission, they can identify the source."

That period could be anything from two to four weeks.

Mr Stevens said the hard border would be the first thing to change, followed by "free travel" between the states.

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