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World Western Australia Starts to Dismantle Virus Border Restrictions

12:00  30 october  2020
12:00  30 october  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Western Australia could make a decision about their borders on Friday. Education Minister Sue Ellery, the government's leader in the upper house, on Thursday said she was yet to see the latest advice but expected it would reflect the continued decline in virus case numbers in NSW and Victoria.

Australia 's remote Northern Territory (NT) will keep its borders closed to coronavirus-affected states for at The state has been the centre of the virus ' resurgence, but a recent drop in case numbers suggests the effect of a month-long lockdown and new restrictions were starting to curb the spread.

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a group of people walking in front of a building: PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18: People can be seen on Murray Street Mall, Perth on May 18, 2020. COVID-19 restrictions have further eased across Western Australia in response to the state's declining infection rate. From Monday 18 May, restaurants and cafes can open for up to 20 patrons to dine in, while indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 20 people are also permitted. Regional travel boundaries have also been eased, with temporary regional borders reduced from 13 to four. Travel is permitted within the Mid-West, Gascoyne and Pilbara, the Goldfields-Esperance region and within the Kimberley. While travel between South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Peel regions to Perth is also now permitted.Travel between Perth and the other regions remains prohibited, and Western Australia's interstate border also remains closed. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images) © Photographer: Will Russell/Getty Images AsiaPac PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18: People can be seen on Murray Street Mall, Perth on May 18, 2020. COVID-19 restrictions have further eased across Western Australia in response to the state's declining infection rate. From Monday 18 May, restaurants and cafes can open for up to 20 patrons to dine in, while indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 20 people are also permitted. Regional travel boundaries have also been eased, with temporary regional borders reduced from 13 to four. Travel is permitted within the Mid-West, Gascoyne and Pilbara, the Goldfields-Esperance region and within the Kimberley. While travel between South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Peel regions to Perth is also now permitted.Travel between Perth and the other regions remains prohibited, and Western Australia's interstate border also remains closed. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

Western Australia state, which has been cut off from the rest of the nation since March in a bid to control the coronavirus pandemic, has announced it intends to start removing its hard border next month.

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As Western Australia gears up for another weekend of tourism recovery, Kimberley businesses are celebrating the first days of their regional border A survey by Australia 's North West Tourism found around 67 per cent of businesses in the region had been getting inquiries and bookings for July

Western Australia . Plans to reopen WA's interstate borders on August 8 have been shelved amid fresh outbreaks in several Melbourne suburbs – and that In early April, north- west Tasmania faced one of Australia ’s largest outbreaks, putting 5000 people in isolation. Gutwein imposed the "toughest

From Nov. 14, the state will allow travelers from Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory to enter without quarantining. People arriving from New South Wales and Victoria states, along with all international arrivals, will still need to quarantine for 14 days.

The announcement will please Prime Minister Scott Morrison. He’s been pushing the eight states and territories to remove border closures as quickly as possible to reboot the economy, which has slipped into recession due to the impact of lockdown restrictions.

A resurgence of the pandemic in Victoria’s Melbourne, the nation’s second-largest city, is now under control, leading to the end of its three-month lockdown this week. Of Australia’s some 27,500 cases recorded since the pandemic began, an estimated 200 cases remain active as of Thursday.

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