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NSW Deputy Premier brands WA’s hard border as ‘pointless’ following COVID-19 case, new restrictions – ABC News

John Barilaro says he hopes WA has “learnt first-hand an elimination strategy is unrealistic”, as NSW introduces new restrictions for travellers coming from Perth…

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NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has called Western Australia’s tough border closure “pointless” after the state recorded a positive COVID-19 case.
Key points:

  • Any traveller from WA to NSW will need to stay home for five days and get a COVID-19 swab
  • The infected WA hotel quarantine worker visited several venues
  • Mr Barilaro’s barbs come after months of ill-will between politicians in Queensland, WA and NSW

Mr Barilaro said he “felt for citizens going into lockdown” but that the case had shown “WA’s…

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