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In Australia, close the borders between States because of rising cases COVID-19

The Australian government decided Wednesday to close the border between the States of Victoria and New South Wales due to record growth cases COVID-19, reports ABC TV channel with reference to the Prime Minister of the state of Victoria Dan Andrews.

Andrews said during a press conference that the state of Victoria was recorded 127 new cases of infection with coronavirus - a record for the state. Two more people died from COVID-19 in the state, thus the number of victims in Australia has reached 106.

The Prime Minister said that the decision to close the border with 11.59 Tuesday (6.59 GMT Wednesday), was taken after talks with Premier of the state of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian and the Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison. For travel in NSW will be created permit system.

Previously, the government of Victoria were completely isolated for almost 3 thousands of residents of nine apartment buildings, which account for a large number of infections with coronavirus. All the houses are in the suburbs of Melbourne. Almost 3 thousands of residents will not be allowed to go out in the next five days, while the authorities are conducting testing.

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