SA scraps border reopening with Vic

South Australia has delayed its full border reopening planned for July 20 because of the growing number of coronavirus cases in Victoria.

It will still open up to people from Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, but a decision on New South Wales and the ACT is still to be made.

The state has also thrown the AFL season into further disarray by announcing quarantine restrictions for Melbourne-based teams or teams who have played in Melbourne.


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It follows a similar move announced by Queensland on Monday.

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall says they cannot possibly reopen to Victorians yet.

“We apologise to many people who have had to make changes because of our change of the date of 20 July but our number 1 priority is the health, safety and welfare of all South Australians,” Mr Marshall said.

“We know that this is going to be very difficult for some people who were planning around the 20th. That is why we have made a decision to provide this advice as early as possible.”

The move has again left AFL bosses scrambling with both Adelaide teams due to play in Melbourne in Round 7.

Port Adelaide and the Adelaide Crows are still in their Gold Coast hub but are due to return home after Round 6.

“We know that this will have a dramatic affect on the AFL but we are adopting a position in South Australia which is not dissimilar to what has been announced for Queensland,” Mr Marshall said.

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This makes it too easy for Patmysak to delay the QLD border opening…
BTW where is her announcement?
She is normally on here early to mid morning at the latest giving some drivel at a press meeting, but the one day where thousands are awaiting her announcement, she is delaying, what a joke!