NSW and Victoria border closure

AT 11.59pm Tuesday night, the border between Victoria and New South Wales will close to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Premier Daniel Andrews announced Monday morning that the closure was “a precautionary measure”, with New South Wales resources to enforce the closure.

At the time the Gippsland Times went to print, there were 2660 cases of COVID-19 in Victoria, with 127 new cases discovered on Sunday.

Thirty-four of those 127 are connected to known and contained outbreaks, 40 were the product of routine testing and 53 were under investigation by the public health team.

There were 645 active cases across the state.

A record-breaking 24,528 tests were undertaken on Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 952,699 tests. Thirty-one Victorians were in hospital, with five in intensive care.

The death toll was brought to 21 to after a man in his 90s died in hospital on Sunday.