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Australia shuts border between two biggest states to limit Covid-19 spread

2020-07-06

Australia shuts border between two biggest states to limit Covid-19 spread

2020-07-06
The Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales, two of the country's most populous, are shutting their joint border to contain a resurgence of coronavirus infections in Victoria. It's the first border closure since the Spanish Flu pandemic a century ago. Officials in Melbourne have also placed nine public housing estates, with three thousand residents, in lockdown. RTHK's Australia correspondent, Gerry Gannon, told Annemarie Evans why Melbourne is in such a dire situation.

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