Health Minister says NSW-Victoria border closure is not about punishing Victorians | ABC News

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Thousands of people are hastily leaving Victoria as the state’s border closes amid a surging coronavirus outbreak.

For the first time in more than 100 years, the border between the nation’s two most populous states will close from midnight tonight, and South Australia is also considering stricter border measures.

It’s all sparked by a soaring coronavirus infection rate with Victoria recording its worst daily increase yesterday.

Health Minister Greg Hunt says the closures are not about punishing Victorians.

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