Border Communities Struggle with NSW-Victoria Lockdown

Two cities, one community- that’s how the NSW and Victorian border cities Albury and Wodonga describe themselves. With services and businesses interlinked, a harsh border lockdown has profoundly impacted the area.

The local business chamber reports that about 15,000 workers cross the border every day to work and approximately 3,000 of these live or work outside of the current constricted bubble, and as such cannot attend their place of work.

On Thursday, Victoria announced a horrifying spike in COVID-19 with 723 new cases and 13 deaths and as such it does not look like there will be a break for this region anytime soon. The Daily was joined by Andrew Cottrill, regional manager for business NSW, to discuss this issue.

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