In a “huge relief” ahead of Christmas, South Australia will open its borders to Victoria within a month.
The tough closure of the state’s COVID-19 border would ease on December 1, enabling Victorians to reach South Australia openly for the first time in months.
Many travelling between the two states, upon arrival in South Australia, would no longer be needed to self-isolate for 14 days.
After a woman in her 20s, who had recently returned from Victoria, tested positive, questions were raised about a previous COVID-19 case.
Premier Steven Marshall, however, says that he’s confident in the decision on the border.
Without coronavirus cases, Victoria reported two consecutive weeks with just three active infections remaining.
In Australia, there are now only 77 active cases.
The premier also announced that in South Australia’s pubs, clubs and restaurants, November 20 is predicted to be D-day for the long-awaited return of vertical alcohol consumption.