Coronavirus Australia live news: Morrison will decide 'over the course of the year' whether to allow international travel

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5.09am GMT

The Western Australian premier, Mark McGowan, has taken a shot at the New South Wales government for criticising his hardline stance on borders, saying the “constant criticism and carping is getting tiresome”.

They need to leave it alone [and] let us act on the best interests of the health of West Australians. A few months ago, maybe six weeks ago, the Melbourne outbreak came about because a Covid-positive person travelled from Sydney to Melbourne. That’s why it happened. So, borders are important.

4.59am GMT

And that’s all from the chief medical officer.

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Source: The Guardian
Coronavirus Australia live news: Morrison will decide 'over the course of the year' whether to allow international travel