SA borders could open to NSW and ACT

South Australia’s premier has hinted at the possibility of reopening the border with NSW and the ACT as soon as Tuesday.

On Monday Premier Steven Marshall said the Transition Committee would meet on Tuesday to discuss the data around coronavirus cases in NSW and the ACT.

An announcement on borders is likely to come after the meeting.

Mr Marshall said he would draw on expert advice before a decision is made.

“If they make a decision tomorrow authorising travel with the ACT or NSW that will be made immediately,” he said.

“We want to give as much of a leg up to people wanting to travel for business or family reunion as quick as possible so we won’t be delaying it.

“It could be tomorrow. I don’t want to pre-empt it because we still want to look at all the data.”

The premier said NSW numbers are “looking good” and is keen to allow people who need to travel for business or family reunions to do so as soon as possible.

“It’s obviously a decision that the Transition Committee needs to decide. But if they give us that advice tomorrow, we’ll be very quick to act on that,” he said on Monday.

There are no active cases in the ACT and 149 active cases in NSW.

SA reported no new virus cases on Monday and NSW recorded four.

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